Bad Genius

Bad Genius

Bad Genius

A group of school friends scheme to rake in mega bucks by helping others cheat on their exams in this Thai suspense thriller.

"Straight-A student Lynn resorts to cheating to help her BFF Grace lift her grades, but Grace blabs to her rich kid boyfriend Pat and soon there is a gaggle of cashed-up students offering to pay handsomely for similar help. Disillusioned by the way the school has exploited her struggling single dad for money, Lynn devises an ingenious plan to beat the system and starts raking in the cash. Buoyed by their success, the three friends set their sights on a scheme to make millions by scamming the STIC test – an international standardised test for students wanting to enrol in the most prestigious overseas universities. They concoct a plan worthy of a high-stakes heist flick, but to do it Lynn will need the help of fellow brainbox Bank, her rival for a valuable tertiary scholarship..." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

2017Rating: M, Mature themes, violence and coarse language130 minsThailandThai with English subtitles
ComedyCrimeDramaThrillerWorld Cinema

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Bad Genius / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Offers subtle yet stinging insight into Thailand's class inequalities and corrupt school system.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

With class inequalities, academic pressures and institutionalised corruption among its multiple-choice roster of deeper insights, this slick, shrewd film more than earns a passing grade.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The film flourishes through its simple narrative and taut editing.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

...a hugely effective heist film that masquerades as a teen drama.

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