7.8/10
6,777
26 user 35 critic

Bad Genius (2017)

Trailer
2:38 | Trailer
Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.
Reviews
Popularity
3,108 ( 705)
6 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A widowed father and taxi driver takes a German reporter from Seoul to Gwangju to cover the 1980 uprising.

Director: Hun Jang
Stars: Kang-ho Song, Thomas Kretschmann, Hae-jin Yoo
Gun-ham-do (2017)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island ("Hashima Island") to mine for coal, attempt to a dramatic escape.

Director: Seung-wan Ryoo
Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Ji-seob So, Joong-Ki Song
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

China's deadliest special forces operative settles into a quiet life on the sea. When sadistic mercenaries begin targeting nearby civilians, he must leave his newfound peace behind and return to his duties as a soldier and protector.

Director: Jing Wu
Stars: Jing Wu, Frank Grillo, Celina Jade
Jia nian hua (2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she chooses to keep silence.

Director: Vivian Qu
Stars: Vicky Chen, Meijun Zhou, Ke Shi
The Outlaws (2017)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Based on real events that occurred in 2007 dubbed the "Heuksapa Incident". The story follows a turf war that grows between a local gang that runs Garibong-dong in Guro District, Seoul and ... See full summary »

Director: Yoon-Seong Kang
Stars: Gwi-hwa Choi, Sun-gyu Jin, Jae-yoon Jo
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hwang Ki Joon, Mr Action, and Kang Hee Yeol, Mr Bookworm, are two best friends but contradictory students at Korean National Police University. They accidentally witness a kidnapping and decide to work together to track it down.

Director: Joo-hwan Kim
Stars: Seo-joon Park, Ha-Neul Kang, Ha-seon Park
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Hong Kong police negotiator Lee Chung-Chi has learned that his 16 year old daughter Wing-Chi has disappeared while in Thailand. He travels to Thailand and teams up with Chinese officer Tsui... See full summary »

Director: Wilson Yip
Stars: Louis Koo, Yue Wu, Ka Tung Lam
The Foreigner (2017)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A humble businessman with a buried past seeks justice when his daughter is killed in an act of terrorism. A cat-and-mouse conflict ensues with a government official, whose past may hold clues to the killers' identities.

Director: Martin Campbell
Stars: Katie Leung, Jackie Chan, Rufus Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A dying old lady reminisces about her happier moments. Her daughter, Hui Ying, decides to move her father's grave from his hometown to beside her mother's grave. However, his first wife, ... See full summary »

Director: Sylvia Chang
Stars: Sylvia Chang, Zhuangzhuang Tian, Yueting Lang
Mu ji zhe (2017)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story about an ambitious journalist who eagerly pursues a long-forgotten accident. When the sole survivor of the accident suddenly disappears, he realizes that nothing is what it seems, and the unimaginable dark truth will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Director: Wei-Hao Cheng
Stars: Wei-Ning Hsu, Kaiser Chuang, Chia-Yen Ko
Do-ga-ni (2011)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Based on real events, this film depicts the story of a school for the hearing-impaired where young deaf students were sexually assaulted by the faculty members over a long period of time.

Director: Dong-hyuk Hwang
Stars: Yoo Gong, Yu-mi Jung, Hyeon-soo Kim
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Parn is a stubborn old woman in her 70's whose only pleasure in life is to brag about her son who she single-handedly raised to be a professor. One day, she learns that her son is planning ... See full summary »

Director: Araya Suriharn
Stars: Davika Hoorne, Saharat Sangkapricha, Kritsanapoom Pibulsonggram
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying ...
Eisaya Hosuwan ...
Teeradon Supapunpinyo ...
Pat
Chanon Santinatornkul ...
...
Sarinrat Thomas ...
...
Pasin Kuansataporn ...
...
Pat's father
Kanjana Vinaipanid ...
Pat's mother
Yuthapong Varanukrohchoke ...
Mr. Sophon
Nopawat Likitwong ...
Exam Proctor
Vittawin Veeravidhayanant ...
Pat's friend
Suwijak Mahatthanachotwanich ...
Pat's friend
Narwin Rathlertkarn ...
Pat's friend
Edit

Storyline

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

DramaQueen: Only innocent in her look... but not the way she cheats See more »


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 May 2017 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Chalard Games Goeng  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

THB 60,000,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Bad Genius is the first ever film from an ASEAN nation to open the New York Asian Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Headmistress: Remember, school is a place for studying, not making money.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A thrilling, touching and heartwarming journey
8 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a very bright teenage girl, who aces in all her tests. She soon finds a way to make a fortune by selling answers of tests in schools. She and her team comes up with the ultimate cheat - the university entrance exam that takes place in Sydney.

"Bad Genius" is a really fun film to watch. Viewers can easily relate to the story because everyone has taken exam and everyone wanted to score the maximum marks. The things people would do to get a good result in Asia is astonishing, so I actually think the plot is believable! The cheats are really thrilling, and time after time there are events that make your heart race. There is a lot of comedy, friendship, loyalty and morality in the film as well, making it a very good plot. The lead actress, Lynn, does her role very well. I am so glad that I had a chance to watch this thrilling, touching and heartwarming journey.


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 26 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page