National Geographic | Release Date: April 25, 2017
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Generally favorable reviews based on 52 Critic Reviews
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TV Guide MagazineMatt RoushMar 15, 2021
Season 3 Review: Erivo sustains a quiet strength in dramatic scenes that erupts into passionate fire when she's onstage or in the recording studio. ... [The writing] frequently lapses into fawning biopic cliche. ... To its credit, Genius doesn't present its legendary subject as a saint. [15-28 Mar 2021, p.10]
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TV Guide MagazineMatt RoushApr 12, 2018
Season 2 Review: The marquee star (Antonio Banderas, channeling an Anthony Quinn-like virility as the established maestro) risks being upstaged by the lesser-known actor (Alex Rich) who plays his younger self in vivid flashbacks. ... Seeing this world through his eyes, we're afforded a tantalizing taste of genius. [16 Apr - 29 Apr 2018, p.13]
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TV Guide MagazineMatt RoushApr 13, 2017
Season 1 Review: Genius may not entirely avoid the hokey pitfalls of the biopic genre, but it makes you feel smart for watching. [17-30 Apr 2017, p.19]