Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
It's exhilarating in an authentic, pathos-streaked way to see Kearns, through Greg Kinnear's inspired characterization of a wary obsessive, representing himself during his trial against Ford Motor Co. for stealing his design.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Kearns' conflict is readable in Kinnear's every word and gesture. His performance is worth cheering.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
An enjoyable way to start the Oscar season.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Kinnear does what he's done in the past: You underestimate the guy's acting chops, and suddenly, strikingly, he floors you.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The individual components of director Marc Abraham's David-and-Goliath drama are roundly unexceptional; the script, soft and teach-y; the performances, earnest.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The courtroom scenes emphasize the movie's potency as a David and Goliath saga. But the film's strength lies in its fact-based story of a wronged man turned crusader, played with vigor by Kinnear.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
It's not a lightning show, but "Flash" still shines.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The problem with Flash of Genius isn't that the subject is dull but that the movie is.
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The Hollywood Reporter

It's also solidly constructed throughout and the acting is impeccable. The problem is that it just lumbers along for two solid hours, never rising to any significant emotional or philosophical heights.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Mr. Kinnear is fine; he's an actor we always like, and he gives a skillful, heartfelt performance. The problem is the material -- dramatic in the describing but painfully predictable in the telling.
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57 out of 100
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