Monday 23 October 2017

William, you are really somethiNG

William Hurt was the best reason for watching The Challenger (BBC Two), but then this underused actor is the usually the best thing about the movies he chooses to grace.

Here he brought his customary intelligence and alertness to the role of Nobel physicist Richard Feynman, who was recruited to an official 1986 committee tasked with finding out why that year's space shuttle exploded just after take-off.

The film was overly hagiographic but Hurt was very persuasive in his scorn for vested interests and his search for the truth.

Irish Independent

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