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Rating: 6.5/10 by 374 users

Genius (2016)

New York in the 1920s. Max Perkins, literary editor at Scribner’s Sons is the first to sign such subsequent literary greats as Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. When a sprawling, chaotic 1,000-page manuscript by an unknown writer named Thomas Wolfe falls into his hands, Perkins is convinced he has discovered a literary genius. Together the two men set out to work on a version for publication and a seemingly endless struggle over every single phrase ensues. During this process, Perkins the gentle family man and Wolfe the eccentric author become close – a relationship eyed with suspicion by their wives. When ‘Look Homeward, Angel’ becomes a resounding success, the writer grows increasingly paranoid.

  • Michael Grandage
  • John Logan
  • A. Scott Berg
  • A. Scott Berg
Release Date: Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Rating: 6.5/10 by 374 users

Alternative Title:
天才柏金斯 - TW
지니어스 - KR
Геният - BG

United Kingdom
United States of America
Runtime: 01 hour 44 minutes
Budget: $0
Revenue: $5,681,622

Plot Keyword: book, biography, writer, book editor, novelist, editor, 1930s

Colin Firth
Max Perkins
Jude Law
Thomas Wolfe
Nicole Kidman
Aline Bernstein
Laura Linney
Louise Saunders
Guy Pearce
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dominic West
Ernest Hemingway
Vanessa Kirby
Zelda Fitzgerald
Demetri Goritsas
John Wheelock
Harry Attwell
Assistant Editor
Angela Ashton
Bertha Perkins
Eve Bracken
Zippy Perkins
Gillian Hanna
Julia Wolfe
Corey Johnson
John Wheelock
Miquel Brown
Eleanor, Perkins' Maid
Rosy Benjamin
Scribner's Staff


**Behind a great writer, there's a genius editor!** I felt the title 'Genius' was not appropriate for how the story revolved in the film. It was more like a commitment and priority given to those undertaking than any other stuffs and that's why it looked like a genius from others eyes. Though I won't deny the experience always comes very handy. This film tells the story of ant editor and how he meets one of the best writers of his time. But they two together give the literature world some masterpiece works and that's the tale the film very genuinely presented to us. This story takes place around the 1930s. An enthusiastic writer and a genius editor develop a strong bond, especially from their professional, but it goes beyond that. When both the families struggle while these two men completely dissolved with their works. So the takes from different angles about the different issues nicely revealed. This biographical film is nothing short for any inspiration if you are looking for some. If you are a book lover, then this is not to be missed, especially if you have read the books by Thomas Wolfe. It's unbelievable that the film was made by a first time director. The actors, including the Colin Firth and Jude Law in the major roles was exceptionally good. We have seen many great films about the authors, so for a difference this film focused on an editor. It stands on the line of Bryan Cranston's 'Trumbo'. I hope you won't miss it, because it is so good if you appreciate the real life achievers, even those standing behind someone's achievements. _8/10_