6.1/10
3,265
66 user 79 critic

Radioactive (2019)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 24 July 2020 (USA)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer
Pioneer - Rebel - Genius. Radioactive is incredible, true-story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.

Director:

Marjane Satrapi

Writers:

Jack Thorne (screenplay by), Lauren Redniss (based on the book by)
Reviews
Popularity
63 ( 4)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rosamund Pike ... Marie Curie
Yvette Feuer ... Carla
Mirjam Novak ... Nurse (as Mirjam Novák)
Ralph Berkin Ralph Berkin ... Doctor
Sam Riley ... Pierre Curie
Simon Russell Beale ... Professor Lippmann
Sian Brooke ... Bronia Sklodowska
Faye Bradbrook ... Bronia's Maid
Drew Jacoby ... Loie Fuller
Aneurin Barnard ... Paul Langevin
Harriet Turnbull ... Young Marie
Georgina Rich ... Marie's Mother
Elise Alexandre ... Young Bronia
Katherine Parkinson ... Jeanne Langevin
Dóra Köves Dóra Köves ... Pierre's Mother

Rosamund Pike on Becoming Marie Curie in 'Radioactive'

Radioactive star Rosamund Pike talks transforming into legendary physicist Marie Curie and describes what it was like to play the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.

Watch now

Learn more

More Like This 

The Assistant III (2019)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A searing look at a day in the life of an assistant to a powerful executive. As Jane follows her daily routine, she grows increasingly aware of the insidious abuse that threatens every aspect of her position.

Director: Kitty Green
Stars: Julia Garner, Owen Holland, Jon Orsini
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The dramatic story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Oliver Powell, Sophia Ally
Summerland (2020)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During World War II, an Englishwoman (Gemma Arterton) opens her heart to an evacuee after initially resolving to be rid of him in this moving journey of womanhood, love and friendship.

Director: Jessica Swale
Stars: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Penelope Wilton
Amulet (2020)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

An ex-soldier, living homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for her, he cannot ignore his suspicion that something sinister is going on.

Director: Romola Garai
Stars: Carla Juri, Alec Secareanu, Imelda Staunton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A teenager living with her working-class family on a council estate in Wolverhampton, England, grows up to become a popular but conflicted music journalist.

Director: Coky Giedroyc
Stars: Beanie Feldstein, Cleo, Dónal Finn
Greyhound (2020)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Several months after the U.S. entry into World War II, an inexperienced U.S. Navy commander must lead an Allied convoy being stalked by a German submarine wolf pack.

Director: Aaron Schneider
Stars: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham
Vivarium (2019)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A young couple looking for the perfect home find themselves trapped in a mysterious labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.

Director: Lorcan Finnegan
Stars: Imogen Poots, Danielle Ryan, Molly McCann
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A modern take on Charles Dickens's classic tale of a young orphan who is able to triumph over many obstacles.

Director: Armando Iannucci
Stars: Dev Patel, Hugh Laurie, Tilda Swinton
Resistance I (2020)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of mime Marcel Marceau as he works with a group of Jewish boy scouts and the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz
Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Clémence Poésy, Matthias Schweighöfer
Master Cheng (2019)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Following the death of his wife, professional chef CHENG travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon ... See full summary »

Director: Mika Kaurismäki
Stars: Pak Hon Chu, Lucas Hsuan, Vesa-Matti Loiri
Most Wanted (2020)
Biography | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1989, a Canadian journalist investigates the circumstances surrounding the suspicious arrest of a heroin addict imprisoned in a Thai jail.

Director: Daniel Roby
Stars: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Josh Hartnett, Stephen McHattie
Archive (2020)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

2038: George Almore is working on a true human-equivalent AI. His latest prototype is almost ready. This sensitive phase is also the riskiest. Especially as he has a goal that must be hidden at all costs: being reunited with his dead wife.

Director: Gavin Rothery
Stars: Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra
Edit

Storyline

Pioneer - Rebel - Genius. Radioactive is incredible, true-story of Marie Sklodowska-Curie and her Nobel Prize-winning work that changed the world starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Pioneer. Genius. Rebel.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, disturbing images, brief nudity and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the UK, the film has a number of special screenings on March 8th 2020 across the country, ahead of the film's intended March 20 wide release, in celebration of International Women's Day. This is also the day that the red carpet premiere was held in London. See more »

Goofs

The film depicts Col. Paul Tibbets, commander of the B-29 Enola Gay, radioing Washington, DC, for permission before dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. This is both historically incorrect and physically impossible. The atomic missions observed strict radio silence to avoid detection. Tibbets had permission to drop the bomb when he took off. Also, no radio transmission from a plane in the Pacific could possibly have been received on the other side of the world in Washington, DC. See more »

Quotes

Marie Curie: The things that make us weak are the things that make us strong.
Pierre Curie: I didn't make you weak.
Marie Curie: Of course you did. But couldn't have done what we did without each other.
See more »

Soundtracks

The Poet Acts Part 1
Written by Philip Glass
Performed by Michael Riesman with The Lyric Quartet
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and WB Music Corp.
See more »

User Reviews

 
Secrets in the science
2 May 2020 | by swowen-84128See all my reviews

This film is of the life of Maria Sklodowska or as we better know her Marie Curie. Maria was a Polish scientist who had come to Paris in 1891 to continue with her studies. The film starts at the end, now i know that sounds like a weird place to begin, but as you will see one of the first scenes are of Marie Curie (Played by Rosamund Pike) collapsing in her laboratory in 1934. As the scene progresses, Marie is seen being taken on a hospital trolley down a corridor, this is where she begins her flashback to how her wondrous life had played out. At this point i will say that you will come to realise that Marie, is scared/afraid of hospitals, of which you will see why. So we are back in 1893 in Paris, Marie (A name she took to be more "French" and be accepted) literally bumps into Pierre Curie (played by Sam Riley). Marie in her seemingly abrupt manner dismisses Pierre's interest in her work and promptly continues on her way to see Professor Lippmann (played by Simon Russell Beale). Professor Lippmann has a laboratory that Marie is using part of for her studies, but this meeting was to bring the end to this arrangement. As the only woman among a group of 23 scientists in the department, Marie now faces the challenge of finding a new work space. As she hasn't the funds to set up her own, she has to see if anyone will give her the space and a chance. She is turned down by many, she believes that this is because she is Polish or a woman, or both. Then her break comes when she bumps into Pierre once again, this time not so literally. As Pierre has also seemingly been overlooked by the establishment, he offers Marie a space in his Laboratory. He is very aware of her work and has read her papers. The story that we then know of Marie's great work is then portrayed in a very well produced drama, with the added bit of romance and tragedy.


14 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 66 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | Hungary | China | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Radioactive See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,511,901
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.



Recently Viewed