Genius

Max Perkins discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. But he never met anyone like Thomas Wolfe.


Genius
This period biopic is a chronicle of the complex friendship and transformative professional relationship between the world-renowned book editor Maxwell Perkins and the larger-than-life literary giant Thomas Wolfe, who was a contemporary of Ernest Hemmingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, who were all discovered by Perkins.

104 minutes.
No persons under 10 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama, Period piece, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, Colin Firth, Jude Law, Vanessa Kirby, Laura Linney, Dominic West
Director
Michael Grandage
ScreenplayJohn Logan, from the book by A. Scott Berg
MusicAdam Cork
CinematographyBen Davis
EditingChris Dickens
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2016
Produced byDesert Wolf Productions, Michael Grandage Company, Riverstone Pictures

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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
2
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Kaleem Aftab quote iconStage, not film director's forte.
5
Die Burger
Carla Lewis-Balden quote icon'Genius' is 'n ode aan literatuur.
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconThe sacred art of writing.
10
Metacritic.com
23 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
86 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote icon Genius seeks to honor worthy subjects, yet never gets close enough to the titular quality to make watching worth the effort.
10
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSatisfying portrayal of literary legends has mature themes.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
8 users
11
Rottentomatoes users
1681 users
13
Internet
604 Netizens quote iconGenius is as great as you can get
14

Average .. 55%

11

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