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Based on 5 Reviews
critic reviews (5)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    Though overstuffed, his film eschews pop-doc conventions by opting for in-depth analysis over superficiality. show more

  • 60
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    It’s a mix of good films that could have been a single outstanding one. show more

  • 90
    Ernest Hardy Village Voice

    One marvel of the film is how it conveys so much information so quickly, and with such accessibility. show more

  • 80
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    Marquette, aided by Frank Langella's precise narration, has crafted an engrossing and disturbing tribute. show more

  • 40
    Nicolas Rapold The New York Times

    This promisingly tragic tale is sunk by cartloads of context and an overbearing, slanted narration. show more

  • June 10, 2014 Cristian Cartagena
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  • February 15, 2014 lj00000000180886
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    Genius on Hold is a poignant look at corporate greed run amuck. Walter Shaw contributed 39 telephone patents. When he sought due credit, he was jailed and black-balled by AT&T. He became homeless and died penniless. His story leads to divestiture of AT&T by the US DoJ in 1984.

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