Bad Genius

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"Genius students with one mission... Turning exam answers into millions."
  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 7.6  (23,163)

Bad Genius is a 2017 Thai heist thriller film directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya. It stars Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, and Teeradon Supapunpinyo in lead roles. The story follows a high school student named Lynn (Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying) who is an academic genius. She is approached by a fellow classmate, Bank (Chanon Santinatornkul), who offers to pay her to help him cheat on an upcoming test. Despite her initial reluctance, Lynn eventually agrees to help Bank and soon discovers that there is a huge market for cheating in Thailand's education system.

Lynn, along with Bank and their friends, Grace (Eisaya Hosuwan) and Pat (Teeradon Supapunpinyo), come up with a plan to create a cheating network. They begin by using Morse code to communicate with each other during the tests, but soon they realize that they need a more efficient way to cheat. Lynn comes up with a brilliant plan to use smartphones to take pictures of the exam papers and then send them to her friend in another location who can get the correct answers for them. They call it "exam fraud" and it quickly becomes a profitable business.

As the group gets more and more successful, they attract the attention of a wealthy businessman who wants to use their services to cheat on a college entrance exam for his daughter. Lynn initially refuses the offer, but when she finds out that her father is in debt and her family is about to lose their home, she decides to take on the job. But as the plan unfolds, Lynn realizes that she is in over her head and that the stakes are much higher than she initially thought.

Bad Genius is a thrilling and suspenseful film that explores the pressure that students face to excel academically and the lengths they will go to in order to get ahead. The film also touches on issues such as class inequality, corruption, and the flaws in the education system.

The performances in the film are outstanding, particularly from Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, who delivers a powerful and nuanced performance as the brilliant but conflicted Lynn. Eisaya Hosuwan and Teeradon Supapunpinyo also give strong performances as Grace and Pat, who become Lynn's closest allies in her quest for success.

The film is visually stunning, with beautiful cinematography and a sleek and stylized aesthetic that is reminiscent of heist films like Ocean's Eleven. The use of split screens and other visual effects add to the tension and excitement of the film, and the soundtrack features catchy and upbeat pop songs that complement the fast-paced action.

Overall, Bad Genius is a must-see film for anyone who loves thrillers, heist movies, or just great filmmaking in general. It's a smart and thought-provoking film that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

Bad Genius is a 2017 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6.

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    7.6  (23,163)