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Real Genius Reviews

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August 10, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
May 20, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 19, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
May 30, 2007
The humor is relentlessly cruel, smug, and disconnected from any sense of how human beings might behave in similar situations.
May 30, 2007
The movie gets stuck as a run-of-the-mill teen revenge comedy.
May 30, 2007
This disappointing teen comedy from director Martha Coolidge is another entry in the rash of teens-goofing-with-science films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Real Genius contains many pleasures, but one of the best is its conviction that the American campus contains life as we know it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 17, 2002
A guilty pleasure....ooodles of fun
| Original Score: 3/5
August 5, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 24, 2006
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.
July 26, 2002
Like Risky Business, this not only rose above the 1980s teen comedy genre, but stuck it to the Reagan administration as well.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2015
A witty, whip-smart and wise classic. It checks crowd-pleasing boxes of college-comedy tropes while boasting a cheerful view that optimism in education is not a sucker's bet but one to place over and over to keep things interesting ... and weird.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 24, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2005
goofy and very funny
| Original Score: 3/5
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 19, 2004
Young Kilmer in no-brainer comedy
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 18, 2003
Supreme guilty pleasure
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2002
Pure '80s genius.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2002
See it. If you have seen it, see it again. It's a moral imperative.
| Original Score: 4/5
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