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Based on 25 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 8 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Kearns' conflict is readable in Kinnear's every word and gesture. His performance is worth cheering. show more

  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    An enjoyable way to start the Oscar season. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The courtroom scenes emphasize the movie's potency as a David and Goliath saga. But the film's strength lies in its fact-based story of a wronged man turned crusader, played with vigor by Kinnear. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Kinnear is fine; he's an actor we always like, and he gives a skillful, heartfelt performance. The problem is the material -- dramatic in the describing but painfully predictable in the telling. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Kinnear does what he's done in the past: You underestimate the guy's acting chops, and suddenly, strikingly, he floors you. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It's not a lightning show, but "Flash" still shines. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's also solidly constructed throughout and the acting is impeccable. The problem is that it just lumbers along for two solid hours, never rising to any significant emotional or philosophical heights. show more

  • 100
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    It's exhilarating in an authentic, pathos-streaked way to see Kearns, through Greg Kinnear's inspired characterization of a wary obsessive, representing himself during his trial against Ford Motor Co. for stealing his design. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Alda gives the film's strongest performance. Kinnear, often a player of light comedy, does a convincing job of making this quiet, resolute man into a giant slayer. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    The flaws of Flash of Genius are worth putting up with for Kinnear's committed performance. show more

  • November 10, 2011 Artdraculclark
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    boring office trash

  • October 19, 2008 CMBDuffy
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    It was a little too long and slow...but a very interesting story!

  • October 09, 2008 jfpn4
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    Great movie. I would recommend it for adults only. Great acting.

  • October 08, 2008 GYM JOEY
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    Brillant! Kinnear was execeptional. I certainly believe he deserves an Oscar nomination for this role. Kinnear did an incredible job of allowing the audience to relate to the pain, angony and frustration of Dr. Kearns. This is a must see!!

  • October 06, 2008 moderate 2008
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    I loved this movie I think it is a must see .

  • October 05, 2008 ABux881580
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    Very very good movie, I really enjoyed it, a must see for people in their 50's. I don't know if this would appeal to people in their 20's and 30's.

  • October 05, 2008 woussko
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    A good movie but not for children. Strong language may offend some adults and children need not hear it. There were some details left out that I wish had been in the movie such as contracts and such. It's a bit too much about how one man felt totally screwed over for not being given credit for his invention and his refusal to take money. I understand his feelings, but he needed to think more about family. What's great is that this was based on a real life story. There are too many movies that are only about making $$$ for the producers. This is about real life. I recommend all technically minded and inventive people see it.

  • October 04, 2008 Jill Dubbs
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    We saw the movie last night. I am happy to see that they are making movies like this one that actually has a story line. It was a little slow in parts, but overall, WE REALLY ENJOYED THE MOVIE....Jill

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