Genius On Hold (2013)
Average Rating: 6.4/10
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At the heart of GENIUS ON HOLD is the story of Walter L. Shaw-a brilliant inventor with an astonishing list of telecommunications patents to his name including call forwarding, touchtone dialing, speakerphone and voice recognition. His ground-breaking designs should have earned him great fortune and lasting fame, but for one thing-the power, greed, and oppression of AT&T, the largest, government-sanctioned, telecommunications monopoly in the United States which blocked him from realizing his
Mar 1, 2013 Limited
Freestyle Releasing - Official Site
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Marquette, aided by Frank Langella's precise narration, has crafted an engrossing and disturbing tribute.
This promisingly tragic tale is sunk by cartloads of context and an overbearing, slanted narration.
A far-reaching narrative of government venality and big-business greed that's all mapped succinctly but substantively.
A movie that underscores that the winners and losers of some battles of capitalism aren't always confined to a single generation; its shadows are long ones.
A provocative side trip into Americana, as fascinating as it is tendentious.
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