Genius Synopsis
Genius is a stirring drama about the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe.
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Movie Reviews

Finally... A movie with heart

By barri6132016740
I was just enthralled while watching the movie genius. Finally a movie with people and developed characters and heart. Wolfe an extremely passionate and obsessed writer who is so involved in the...

Max Perkins--the Genius!

By Folkwolf101
Forgive my heading, but I was only frustrated with the fan reviews who didn't grasp to whom the title of the film referred. This film was written out of the biography of Maxwell Perkins. Max Perkins...


By betsymorley
Loved so many things about this movie - the cinematography, gorgeous period depiction of New York, the excellent story and acting. But most of all I loved the elegant dialogue. A joy to behold....


By catrik
Great acting; great script (despite the snide Times review!)...


By remitch41
Really enjoyed this movie. Acting and story line was very well done. I recommend it....

Wonderful Acting. I loved it

By suziesilverado
The acting is superb and the cinematography is very beautiful. That said, the movie is not for everyone. I don't see kids enjoying it. But anyone who still cares about books or who ever loved to...

Best film of the year!

By batsonc
Excellent script and performances by all. Jude Law should win an Oscar. Best role for Nicole Kidman in years. True story of two great unsung literary geniuses of the 20th Century. A must see if you...

Worthy of Future Nominations

By michaelexpo007
There is plenty to like with Genius. I knew nothing about this movie going in, and I came out knowing that it will be nominated for directing screenplay, and multiple acting categories. I see every...

Genius could use some editing!

By tamhill7
Genius certainly refers to editor, as well as to the narcissistic writer Wolfe. It ran somewhat too long, with rather clunky episodic transitions. You know that the script is in trouble when the main...


This is a film. The interaction between the characters is amazing. Jude Law is really very amazing as Thomas wolf. If you are looking for a very adult film this is it....

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Rated PG-13 | For Some thematic elements and suggestive content.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Satisfying portrayal of literary legends has mature themes.
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