Genius

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A chronicle of Max Perkins's time as the book editor at Scribner, where he oversaw works by Thomas Wolfe, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and others.

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B/A+
I find myself coming down on the side of an overwritten story regarding one of literature’s great overwriters.
107d ago
They all do their jobs pretty splendidly though so I can’t really complain. But I did notice. As well you might, too.
107d ago
It makes a convincing argument for viewing Thomas Wolfe's work as a product of the exuberance of the 1920s.
107d ago
Wolfe’s prodigious gifts notwithstanding, there’s no doubt to whom the title of “Genius” refers, in a film that proves its case with the taste, restraint and fundamental decency...
107d ago
B-/A+
Genius makes the old-fashioned fresh again, at least for awhile.
107d ago
70/100
The film has not fared well with critics, possibly because critics are used to being edited and thus are not inclined to think of editors as heroic.
107d ago
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