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Genius: Einstein (2017)

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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.

Cast

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 (29) | 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…
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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…

There are two wonderfully compelling reasons to catch National Geographic's ambitious first attempt at a scripted series. Their names are Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn.

April 21, 2017 | Full Review…

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