Genius Reviews

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August 20, 2019
'Genius' looks like a half-baked bread, lacking a solid emotional hook. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 15, 2019
While the film fails to live up to its namesake, it's a starry, solid account of a literary icon and the man who brought him to the world.
August 23, 2018
A bit of a retread of drunk writer self-destructs tropes, but if you can't resist yet another trip down memory lane with your favorite writers, no matter how many times you may have taken it before, then Genius will give you another chance.
March 30, 2018
Despite the emotional contrast, the film is enlightening and clear in what it tells and shows. [Full review in Spanish]
October 14, 2017
For a film about finessing texts, there isn't much finesse in Genius.
September 11, 2017
The movie is as in love with words and their power as Tom is.
August 29, 2017
Genius is a work of admiration and curiosity, but it is simply not a work of genius, so that's regrettable.
June 20, 2017
Genius isn't necessarily a mighty movie. But it's a very good one.
March 15, 2017
If you're looking for a spectacular visual experience, this isn't it. But if you're interested in writers and editors, this film is for you.
January 27, 2017
Unimaginative literary biopic.
December 20, 2016
Any film that takes literature this seriously deserves some credit.
December 19, 2016
A film about literature that is neither literary nor cinematic and it gives the impression that wants to get away from the solemn to reach the popular, but ends up being superficial. [Full review in Spanish]
December 13, 2016
A valuable film because of its story and its attractive cultural background, than by its (irregular) artistic results, which owes its most exciting moments to Colin Firth. [Full review in Spanish]
December 8, 2016
The problem of the film is that the promised magnetism of the story it's hardly found in the screen. [Full review in Spanish]
November 7, 2016
Genius may have its failings but it glows with a shared wonder of the world and of the written word.
October 7, 2016
A film that, despite suffering for the performances of their cast, turns out to be an excellent story and an homage to literal art. [Full review in Spanish]
October 5, 2016
Grandage's debut, based on the novel Max Perkins: Editor of genius, is a very interesting film supported by the performances of a great cast. [Full review in Spanish]
October 5, 2016
Genius remains tightly focused on the relationship between Wolfe and Perkins. When their bromance begins to unravel, it feels like a love affair drawing to a close (though the story never makes that suggestion).
August 25, 2016
Law's Wolfe is a solipsistic blowhard and Firth's Perkins has the patience of a saint, when what one wishes happened was that he had delivered a swift kick to the writer's pants and sent him packing.
August 25, 2016
Genius ends up being terrifically boring, while enthusiastically reproducing the creative hierarchies of the time it portrays.
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