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Genius on Hold

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief language and some smoking images.

PG In Theaters 03/1/2013 , 91min.
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February 15, 2014
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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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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
One marvel of the film is how it conveys so much information so quickly, and with such accessibility. Full Review
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
Marquette, aided by Frank Langella's precise narration, has crafted an engrossing and disturbing tribute. Full Review
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
Though overstuffed, his film eschews pop-doc conventions by opting for in-depth analysis over superficiality. Full Review
Nicolas Rapold
The New York Times
This promisingly tragic tale is sunk by cartloads of context and an overbearing, slanted narration. Full Review

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