I.Q.
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Legendary scientist Albert Einstein (played here by Walter Matthau) takes a break from theoretical physics to try to set up his intellectual niece with a handsome auto mechanic in this romantic comedy. The movie's central conceit is that Einstein's brilliance extends to matters of the heart, allowing him to immediately sense that Ed Walters (Tim Robbins), a bright, lower-class mechanic obsessed with Popular Science Magazine, would be perfect for his niece Catherine (Meg Ryan). Unfortunately, Catherine is already engaged to a stiff Princeton man. In order to defeat Catherine's… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

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"Breezy, quirky romcom is predictable but sweet."
‑ Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
"It's bad in the way, in fact, of a film that seems a lot like a good movie until you accidentally think about it for just one second."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Tailor-made for lovers of romantic comedy."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Walter Matthau makes a captivating and very funny Albert Einstein in this romantic comedy about the iconic scientist playing Cupid for his niece."
‑ Betty Jo Tucker, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Junk"
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"A winning story, wonderful characters and a blend of romance and comedy that clicks from beginning to end."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Has been done to death, but there's something endearingly goofy about throwing Einstein, of all people, into the mix that breathes new life into the formula."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"A Romantic Comedy without a bit of romantic chemistry or a solitary laugh . . . the most ill-concieved idea since they made Schwarznegger pregnant."
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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