For a straight to TV movie, this film is fantastic.
It has a well written script which covers both the Challenger Shuttle disaster in detail as well as the physicist Feynman. As we learn about the intricacies of the NASA shuttle components we also learn about what makes Feynman tick.
Hurt is phenomenal, his portrayal of Feynman makes for a constantly engaging watch. Throughout the science, the burnt out components, the microscopes and the data print outs I never once…
An undisputed classic with masterful performances, cinematography and direction.
Bardem, Brolin and Jones command the screen in every scene and the story is full of fantastic scenes (not just the "coin toss" garage scene). Unfortunately - whilst undoubtedly artistic and suitable - the ending is somewhat unsatisfying (rather than say, weak). Yes we learn all we need to and all characters are treated with equal respect at the story's conclusion, however, I often wonder just what did happen following the final moments...
Recommended?: gorgeous, engaging and dramatic with an entertaining story. A must see.