| Original Score: 2/5
What the film needs, instead of these familiar teen-movie trappings, is a cleverness and eccentricity to match that of its characters. For the most part, these are qualities that it lacks.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: 1/5
The humor is relentlessly cruel, smug, and disconnected from any sense of how human beings might behave in similar situations.
The movie gets stuck as a run-of-the-mill teen revenge comedy.
This disappointing teen comedy from director Martha Coolidge is another entry in the rash of teens-goofing-with-science films.
| Original Score: 2/4
Real Genius contains many pleasures, but one of the best is its conviction that the American campus contains life as we know it.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
A guilty pleasure....ooodles of fun
| Original Score: 3/5
| Original Score: 4/5
It does make you wonder if the drive of the US education system is ultimately to develop better weapons of mass-destruction, though Coolidge's movie is too hazily good-natured to capitalise on the tougher aspects of the material.
Like Risky Business, this not only rose above the 1980s teen comedy genre, but stuck it to the Reagan administration as well.
goofy and very funny
Young Kilmer in no-brainer comedy
Supreme guilty pleasure
Pure '80s genius.
See it. If you have seen it, see it again. It's a moral imperative.
Everyone plays their part in making this a very funny movie.
| Original Score: 4.5/5