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Real Genius Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 30, 2007
The humor is relentlessly cruel, smug, and disconnected from any sense of how human beings might behave in similar situations.
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Variety
May 30, 2007
What lifts the production above the run-of-the-mill is swift direction by Martha Coolidge, who has a firm grasp over the manic material.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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