I.Q. (1994)


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Movie Info

Albert Einstein plays matchmaker in this nostalgically romantic comedy set in the 1950s. Einstein is concerned about his genius niece Catherine's love life. When garage mechanic Ed Walters meets and falls in love with Catherine, Einstein decides he's the right one for Catherine and puts his matchmaking plan into action.

Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Andy Breckman, Michael Leeson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 23, 2003
Paramount Home Video


as Ed Walters

as Catherine Boyd

as Albert Einstein

as Kurt Godel

as Boris Podolsky

as Nathan Liebknecht

as James Moreland

as Bob Rosetti

as Louis Bamberger

as Eisenhower

as Gretchen

as Dennis

as Academic

as Reporter

as Secret service agent

as First Reporter

as Professor Lowenstein

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner guest

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner Guest

as Dinner Guest
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Critic Reviews for I.Q.

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 25, 1994
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Breezy, quirky romcom is predictable but sweet.

Full Review… | October 15, 2013
Common Sense Media

Walter Matthau makes a captivating and very funny Albert Einstein in this romantic comedy about the iconic scientist playing Cupid for his niece.

Full Review… | March 4, 2012
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for I.Q.


Cute. Nice sets and costumes.

Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

Super Reviewer

Not that great.

Tim Salmons

Super Reviewer


"I.Q." pits Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan in a fun and witty romantic comedy that is actually pretty good. Catherine (Meg Ryan) is already engaged to a scientist that is smart just like she is. She shows up at Ed's (Tim Robbins) mechanic shop after the car she's riding in has a problem. Ed falls in love with her instantly, but there's one problem, Catherine loves with her brain, not her heart, so she wouldn't ever give a normal everyday guy like Ed a chance. However, there is hope for Ed because Catherine is the niece of Albert Einstein (Walter Matthau) and Mr. Einstein wants Catherine to go out with Ed instead of the guy that she is engaged to. Soon Albert and his colleagues help Ed get to Catherine by turning him into a seem to be genius even though he's not a genius.
"I.Q." is witty and it's a good movie to watch. It's plot is interesting and the acting isn't bad either. My only complaint is that it wasn't as funny as I was expecting it to be. Parts of it are funny such as when Albert Einstein and his colleagues help Ed answer some multiple choice questions, but it could've been funnier since it had Walter Matthau and Tim Robbins as two of its main stars. But it's still a good movie and I do recommend it. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. Not a memorable film at all, especially for having the actors it does.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

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