The Genius Club (2006)

PG  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  27 October 2006 (USA)
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Seven geniuses, with IQs over 200, are plucked from their lives on Christmas Eve to try to solve the world's problems in one night.


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A lunatic madman has placed a nuclear bomb 10 blocks from the White House. He enlists the President of the United States and a group of geniuses to try to solve the world's problems in one night. If they fail, the world will come to an end. The group attempt to solve world hunger, war, cancer, terrorism, rush hour traffic, jerks, and finally the meaning of life. By morning, the group finds redemption in themselves and quite possibly in the world... Written by Edward Bijan

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some disturbing content | See all certifications »

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Duelo de genios  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

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Old Fashioned Thriller
19 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE GENIUS CLUB is a good old-fashioned thriller with a modern twist. The plot concerns 7 geniuses who have 1 night to solve the world's problems.

TOM SIZEMORE plays the terrorist who peppers the geniuses with questions as to why TONER INK costs so much to why GAS PRICES are so high, etc (really good job on the type of questions that make you think), and TRICIA HELFER as the smartest genius who is also trapped trying to figure out the riddles.

The story ends on a chilling note, thanks largely to the clever, intense and totally convincing performance Sizemore gives. As the guy who seems to have a devious split personality driving him to do bad things, he's the kind of actor who makes the audience sit up and take notice of his abrupt mood changes. It's no wonder he pulls the wool over so many eyes.

Having said that, it's the climax of the film that is most stunning and brings the story to a totally unexpected conclusion. It's the kind of chilling twist that only the most clever scriptwriters can devise and make seem probable--but it succeeds here.

Summing up: The kind of film you'll want to revisit once you know the whole score. The actors really deserve great praise as well as the entire people who made the film.

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