Real Genius

Lists: Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure

Brief Synopsis: "Chris is the top brain who just wants to party, Mitch is the 15-year-old college wiz kid. Supposedly hard at work on a lab project with a mysterious deadline, they still find time to use their genius to discover new ways to have fun."

Overall Ranking: 642 (Rank from 1985: # 5)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 66.67%
Regular 0%
Half-Popped 33.33%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Rob from GuysFilmQuest96Comedy: 8
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 1
Rewatch: 8
J Collins90
Drezzy60 - A nice cult classic with plenty of one-liners, and easily one of Val Kilmer's best roles. It doesn't hit as hard as other comedies of the era, though, but it's still worth a watch

People Involved

  • Val Kilmer (Chris Knight)
  • Gabriel Jarret (Mitch Taylor)
  • Michelle Meyrink (Jordan Cochran)
  • William Atherton (Prof. Jerry Hathaway)
  • Jon Gries (Lazlo Hollyfeld)
  • Deborah Foreman (Susan Decker)
  • Dean Devlin (Milton)
  • Patti DArbanville (Sherry Nugil)
  • Martha Coolidge (Director)