The Genius Club (2006)

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Movie Info

An unprecedented disaster is about to unfold, and in order to ensure the safety of all humankind, a group of high-profile thinkers selected for their stratospheric IQs must come up with a solution to all of the world's problems over the course of one grueling night in writer/director Timothy A. Chey's tense apocalyptic thriller.
Rating:
PG (for thematic elements and some disturbing content)
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Carol Abney
as Julia Endersol
Stephen Baldwin
as Rory Johnson
Jacob Bonnema
as Jacob Chernov
Tricia Helfer
as Ally Simon
Matt Medrano
as Jose Delgado
Philip Moon
as Professor Lee
Huntley Ritter
as Brian Mehlman
Jack Scalia
as President
Tom Sizemore
as Armand
Delaine Yates
as Karen Mehlman
Arch Bonnema
as Chief of Staff
Jack Guzman
as Steve
Evan Grayson
as Oliver
Rachel Wittman
as Field Reporter
Michelle Crompton
as FBI Agent
Dimitri Diatchenko
as Jesse the Mechanic
Gary Dikeos
as Blind Man
James S. Goff
as Secret Service Agent
Bill Lippincott
as Newscaster
Robert Maratea
as FBI Agent
Dana Pacheco
as FBI Agent
David Pease
as Secret Service Agent
Krista Stilley
as FBI Agent
Jacob Swanson
as Secret Service Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Genius Club

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

Smart characters don't always mean smart movies, and The Genius Club is no exception.

Full Review… | November 1, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

Most of the movie is surprisingly effective at feeding the audience a liberal critique of capitalism, cleverly disguised as a thriller.

November 1, 2007
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

The Genius Club is a stultifying, static movie about a group of people trapped in a dingy boardroom yelling at one another and their tormentor.

Full Review… | October 27, 2006
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

A laughable mess of pretentious rambling and spiritual shallowness... gloriously, stupendously, exceptionally awful.

Full Review… | November 19, 2008
DVDTalk.com

...plagued by uneven writing and acting ... but The Genius Club isn't a proselytizing tract or a preachment to the choir. It's an honest to gosh real movie.

January 17, 2008
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

a low-budget wannabe thriller that's anything but smart.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for The Genius Club

'The Genius Club' is a true wonder in filmmaking. The film critics who have applauded this film understand the true implications of a world that hates intelligence. The ones who have attacked the film never get to the issues of what the movie talks about. Why is that? Maybe the issues are too deep for these mindless critics so the next best thing is to attack the entire movie's idea - which again shows you the movie critics love being thought of as intellectual, but really can't prove they're intelligent. The issues of why we don't have a cure for cancer, for instance. Read the review. Nada. Issues on why we spent 1.3 trillion on the Iraq War covered in the movie. Again, nada. The hateful critics just steam at the Christianity that's presented in the film. By the way, don't listen to my fellow Christian critic - he's been bashing films for over 10 years and one day someone will slap him with an overdue lawsuit - God-willing.

Janet Velery
Janet Velery

As a Christian, I really wanted to like this movie. The acting in this movie is terrible with a "surprise" ending that you can see coming about 30 minutes into the movie. The acting in this movie by Stephen Baldwin and Tom Sizemore is ok, but they do the best they can with this festering pile of steaming dog crap that was the script. The other actors in the movie acheievd a new level, making William Shattner's performance in the Priceline commercials look like worthy OSCAR contenders. The points to this movie also are very liberal; another surprise from a Christian movie. Most Christian movies have no political messege or are leaning on the conservative side. I am still waiting for a Christian movie to be able to attract a wider secular audience; and very few have acheived that. The ones that did were well made and not preachy. This movie also could have ended about 3 times...I got up to go into the kitchen after I thought it was over the first time, to my surprise it still had about 15 min left when I came back

Ben Edens
Ben Edens

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