This turn-of-the-century medical drama with sociopolitical underpinnings pays attention to period detail, but bogs down in a slow pace and bland characters.
CENTURY begins on New Year's Eve, 1899. Paul Reisner (Clive Owen), a doctor and son of Jewish immigrants, leaves Scotland for a position in a new medical research institute in London. Paul's dedication to medicine is established early on, as he argues over discredited treatments and quickly
becomes the most highly-regarded researcher at the institute. However, after he disagrees with Professor Mandry (Charles Dance), head of the institute, over a friend's new discovery--insulin--Dr. Reisner is suspended. Pau...