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Genius: Einstein (2017)




Critic Consensus: Buoyed by a superb performance from Geoffrey Rush, Genius is a compelling origin story of one of history's most renowned scientists.


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Albert Einstein's life based on the book "Einstein: His Life and Universe" by Noah Pink.


Geoffrey Rush
as Albert Einstein (older)
Johnny Flynn
as Albert Einstein (younger)
Emily Watson
as Elsa Einstein
Michael McElhatton
as Dr. Philipp Lenard
Seth Gabel
as Michele Besso
Samantha Colley
as Mileva Maric
Richard Topol
as Fritz Haber
Vincent Kartheiser
as Raymond Geist
T.R. Knight
as J. Edgar Hoover
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All Critics (30) | Top Critics (15)

Genius is most compelling as the origins of a man who would achieve greatness, rather than an attempt to wedge that greatness into an otherwise-normal young adulthood.

April 25, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Getting inside of Einstein's head is quite a daunting undertaking. And National Geo passes the early exams.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Genius is idiotic.

April 24, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…
Top Critic

Einstein's story is worth telling and Genius is a telling worthy of the man at its heart.

May 23, 2017 | Rating: 18/20 | Full Review…

The series' heart, like its hero's brain, is in the right place.

April 25, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

[Johnny Flynn and Geoffrey Rush] injected a good dose of mischief to their characters, placing a necessary counterweight to the solemnity of a script that insisted on the value of thinking differently... [Full review in Spanish]

May 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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