Film Bloggers Review: ★★★ (2 reviews)
Diinspirasi oleh kisah nyata persahabatan antara penulis Thomas Wolfe dan sang penerbit, Maxwell Perkins, yang telah sukses menerbitkan karya-karya besar dari penulis seperti Ernest Hemingway dan F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ketika bekerja bersama untuk manuskrip Wolfe yang terbaru, keduanya membangun sebuah keterikatan yang kuat antara satu sama lain.
Inspired by the true story of the friendship between writer Thomas Wolfe and his publisher, Maxwell Perkins, who has successfully published works of great authors like Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When working together on Wolfe’s newest manuscript, they develop a strong connection between them.
Director: Michael Grandage
Scriptwriter: John Logan
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce, Laura Linney, Dominic West
Running Time: 104 minutes
Release Date: 24 August 2016
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Genius is no strokes of … well … genius. But the strong, excellent performances of its … well … genius cast glued the movie together. Sadly, as a movie about literary bromance between a writer and its editor, Genius needs rewrite to dig more of its characters and stories. The fine and steady performances of its cast really help Genius to provide the emotional engagements its story badly needed. Kinda sucks to see Kidman and Linney’s huge talents got wasted in such limited, undercooked roles on Genius though. Rating: ★★★
Genius could be great but ended up just fair. Though might meant that way, Law’s manic act and Firth’s flat face didn’t get along with the emotions. Rating: ★★★