Starring Val Kilmer, Gabriel Jarret, Michelle Meyrink, William Atherton, Jon Gries, Robert Prescott
Entertaining. Creative. Fun.
15-year-old genius, Mitch (Jarret), gets accepted into a prestigious private university where a devious professor, Jerry Hathaway (Atherton), uses his students to develop a top secret weapon for him. While there, Mitch falls in with the brilliant but underachieving Chris (Kilmer), who shows the young prodigy how to have fun. Entertaining, Real Genius appeals more as a college dormitory movie rather than as a serious science fiction film. Led by Val Kilmer’s quick-witted prankster, the characters of Real Genius are quirky and original.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-