Review: THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Looks Into A Fascinating Relationship James Marsh's eye for documentary storytelling is a welcome aspect to this biopic about one of the most recognizable scientists to have ever lived. Stephen Hawking is perhaps known more widely for his physical struggles, synthesized voice, and pop culture appearances than he is for his scientific work, but for many he embodies the brilliant scientist, albeit one who has overcome astonishing odds to survive a debilitating disease and continue to contribute to scientific discourse.