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Bad Genius (2017)Bad Genius (2017)

Bad Genius (2017)

A thrilling Thai caper about bad people getting good grades

Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5

movie

Thailand

English, Thai

Gripping, Intense, Smart

2017

Nattawut Poonpiriya

Aokbab Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Chanon Santinatornkul, Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying

130 min

Synopsis

Lynn, a brilliant student, after helping her friends to get the grades they need, develops the idea of starting a much bigger exam-cheating business.

Our Take

7.5
Renee Cuisia

It looks like something you’ve already seen before: a student genius turns a simple high school cheating scheme into a full-blown, high-stakes heist. But layered with great acting, taut writing, and sharp observations about the ways in which education (and society in general) fails its students, Bad Genius turns a familiar premise into something genuinely exciting and impressively affecting. It’s everything you want a caper movie to be: smart and thrilling, with almost no moment to breathe, and of course, peppered with characters you can’t help but root and be nervous and excited for. 

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