Flash of Genius

Flash of Genius
Flash of Genius
  • PG-13
  • 1h 59m
  • 2008
Fresh60%
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Academy Award® nominee Greg Kinnear stars in this inspiring true story about an ordinary man and his extraordinary fight against one of the most powerful corporations in the country. Dr. Robert Kearns (Kinnear) and his family are on their way to achieving the American Dream when he invents a device that can be used in every car in the world. But when an auto giant steals his idea, Robert does the unthinkable: He takes on the corporate titan in a battle nobody thinks he can win. Co-starring Alan Alda, Dermot Mulroney and Lauren Graham, it’s the remarkable, feel-good journey critics are calling “hugely entertaining!” (Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com)
© 2008 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh60%
Critics Consensus: The touching underdog story of a single guy against a massive corporation, Flash of Genius is a well-paced and well-written tale with a standout performance by star Greg Kinnear.
Reviews
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Rotten

If it doesn't rise to the level of It's a Wonderful Life, it's because Marc Abrams is no Frank Cap...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Rotten

Nothing too special here.

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Fresh

There is depth, there is complexity, there is authenticity to this character.

December 14, 2018
Chicago Reader
Reece Pendleton
Rotten

Seriously undermined by the skeletal script, which barely develops the characters and unintentiona...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Inventor fights for recognition in feel-good film.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this fact-based "feel good" drama focuses on a determined man's unflagging quest to receive credit for his invention. Ultimately, it's heartening to see how far he gets, though some scenes may be overwhelming for very young children (for example, when the main character has a nervous breakdown). At times, the protagonist seems neglectful of his marriage and kids, but overall they're close and supportive. There's some swearing (including "s--t" and one use of "f--k"), social drinking, and smoking, but there's no violence or age-inappropriate sexual content.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:October 3, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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