Review: Flash of Genius

By Gerald Aaron, March 19, 2009
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Producer Marc Abraham makes an impressive directorial debut with this gripping, true-life David versus Goliath story. Greg Kinnear is utterly convincing as unassuming Detroit college professor Robert Kearns who developed a revolutionary windscreen wiper in the 1950s, and then spent years fighting the Ford motor company in the courts for breaching his patents, at great emotional cost to him and his family. The climactic courtroom sequence is laden with suspense. Highly recommended.

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