The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

By P.B. Shemran

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2019-05-10
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Director: P.B. Shemran
  • Production Company: Fastnet Films
  • Production Country: Ireland, United States of America, France
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99
From 292 Ratings


THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN tells the unbelievable true story of a murderer (Sean Penn) confined to an insane asylum and his unlikely bond with a brilliant Oxford professor (Mel Gibson). Drawn together by the fine line between madness and genius, these remarkable men form an unbreakable friendship in pursuit of changing the course of history.



Amazon/itunes Reviews

  • Incredible.

    By LeighF
    Both Penn and Gibson gave Oscar-worthy performances.
  • Compelling

    By KariE.
    Words are foundational to our existence. To have a better knowledge and understanding into the making of The Oxford Dictionary by two notable actors as well as the other casts, made this film 5-star compelling!
  • Superb not a millisecond wasted

    By booboostrips
    Treasure my Oxford dictionary (tholugh with a magnifier) and for mewhat seperated from all others , is that every definition, which Idont always understand, is laced with uses by the greatest writers use of that word, and frequently that is how I really wrap my hands around the meaning. This was superbly cast. written, filmed, everything was perfect . Ah, if only the desire for such fine film making were a general passion. And my favoriite, Jennifeer Ehiles slightly dainty Scotch accent , which was like a halo of warmth around the whole production

    By HellsAssasin
    Incredible, fascinating, remarkable, this movie and the performances in it are a MUST see!!
  • Brilliant

    By Betsy1155
    Story, score, cinematography, performances, all of themare simply brilliant.
  • Sean and Mel

    By Lockeadama
    You know these guys are professionals.....good movie learned a lot good history!
  • professor and the madman

    By tattoojudils
    story was good but long and boringly put together
  • Loved it!

    By Tawanda8626
    Great acting! Great pace throughout the movie. And very thought provoking.
  • Absolutely Loved It

    By PonySullivan
    This is one of the best movies I've seen of the last 10 years. How wonderful to have on screen the remarkable true story of the Oxford Dictionary, which is also a touching story about endurance and redemption. This is one of Mel's best performances; perhaps my favorite of his whole career. Sean Penn was phenomenal as well.
  • Acting at its best

    By The Blue Lotus
    Captivating all the way through. I see norminaction for best performance, cinematography simply amazing!