Genius On Hold
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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 ground-breaking designs should have earned him great fortune and lasting fame, but for one thing-the power, greed, and oppression of AT&T, the largest, government-sanctioned, telecommunications monopoly in the United States which blocked him from realizing his dream. Punished, imprisoned, and eventually destitute, Shaw was drawn to the only organization that… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Marquette, aided by Frank Langella's precise narration, has crafted an engrossing and disturbing tribute."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Brent Simon,
"This promisingly tragic tale is sunk by cartloads of context and an overbearing, slanted narration."
‑ Nicolas Rapold, New York Times
"A provocative side trip into Americana, as fascinating as it is tendentious."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"A far-reaching narrative of government venality and big-business greed that's all mapped succinctly but substantively."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Though overstuffed, his film eschews pop-doc conventions by opting for in-depth analysis over superficiality."
‑ Nick Schager, Slant Magazine
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