Genius On Hold
Genius On Hold (2013)

At the heart of GENIUS ON HOLD is the story of Walter L. Shaw-a brilliant inventor with an astonishing list of telecommunications patents to his name including call forwarding, touchtone dialing, speakerphone and voice recognition. His… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 12, 2014
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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

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Brent Simon

A movie that underscores that the winners and losers of some battles of capitalism aren't always confined to a single generation; its shadows are long ones.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

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

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

A provocative side trip into Americana, as fascinating as it is tendentious.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

A far-reaching narrative of government venality and big-business greed that's all mapped succinctly but substantively.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

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

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