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Real Genius
  • PG
  • 1h 40m
  • 1985
Fresh74%
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When a group of crazy college geniuses put their heads together, almost anything can happen. Hold on for a freewheeling, uproarious look at just how much mischief a bunch of high-IQers can concoct. Chris (Val Kilmer) is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch (Gabe Jarret) is the 16-year-old whiz kid, and Lazlo (Jonathan Gries), America's number one brain, literally lives in a world of his own ... Chris' closet. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project, they still find time to turn the dorm into an ice-skating rink, dismantle a nerd's car and reassemble it in his room, and throw a beach party in the auditorium complete with a lagoon and bikini-clad beauties. When the geniuses discover that their unscrupulous mentor Professor Hathaway (William Atherton) has had them working on a secret weapon for the military, they plot an elaborate revenge. Their plan culminates in an incredible scheme that outsmarts the military and convinces the professor that it doesn't pay to fool with a Real Genius!
© 1985 TriStar Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh74%
Critics Consensus: It follows college tropes, but Real Genius has an optimistic streak that puts you on Val Kilmer's side all the way.
Reviews
Variety
Fresh

What lifts the production above the run-of-the-mill is swift direction by Martha Coolidge, who has...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Geoff Andrew
Fresh

It does make you wonder if the drive of the US education system is ultimately to develop better we...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Rotten

What the film needs, instead of these familiar teen-movie trappings, is a cleverness and eccentric...

June 17, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Cult
  • Release Date:July 7, 1985
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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