The Man Who Knew Infinity

2016 PG-13 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Man Who Knew Infinity

2016 PG-13 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD
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This absorbing biopic recounts the life of self-taught Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, who made his way to Trinity College at Cambridge in 1913 and rose to prominence under the tutelage of renowned math professor G.H. Hardy.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Man Who Knew Infinity focuses on the life of Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), a real-life mathematical genius from India who studied at Cambridge University before and during World War I. The film showcases Ramanujan's devotion to his studies, especially in the face of significant racism (he's attacked and beaten in once scene). It's appropriate for teens and even older tweens, who may be impressed with Ramanujan's work ethic. There's no sex and only a little language ("hell," "damn," etc., and some racist comments), though a few scenes do show people drinking and smoking cigarettes, and there's some non-graphic war imagery.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


While living in England, the main character experiences discrimination and threats because of his Indian background. In one scene, he's attacked and beaten by a group of soldiers solely because of his race. Some war imagery.


Infrequent use of words including "bloody," "damn," and "hell." Racist comments.

Social Behavior

When you have exceptional abilities, it's important to make use of them, even if that means leaving your friends and family behind as you seek success.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Characters smoke cigarettes, and meals are sometimes accompanied by wine.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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