Genius Reviews

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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]
September 11, 2017
The movie is as in love with words and their power as Tom is.
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.
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]
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 10, 2016
This is that rare bromance movie in which the lads are less connected via women and drugs than by their intense, cerebral pursuits.
July 11, 2016
Documenting the inner life of creative artists and their world is challenging at best... 'Genius' manages to capture the grandiose dreams of both infamous writer, Wolfe, and his long-fabled editor...
June 24, 2016
Using his trademark ability to blend dour disdain with puppy-eyed sympathy, Colin Firth forms an evenly weighted narrative footing as Perkins, while Jude Law indulges every thespian fibre in his body to push out pain and inspiration as Wolfe.
June 23, 2016
Law's larger-than-life Wolfe keeps this from being nothing more than a lovely bore.
June 23, 2016
I wouldn't call Genius inspired, but not for nothing it inspired me to pick up Look Homeward, Angel for the first time.
June 21, 2016
Logan has penned an engaging script, and he and Grandage have assembled a luminous cast.
June 21, 2016
The film is a captivating example of superb acting and writing, not to be missed by serious cinephiles.
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