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Bad Genius (2017)

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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.
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Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying ...
Eisaya Hosuwan ...
Teeradon Supapunpinyo ...
Pat
Chanon Santinatornkul ...
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Sarinrat Thomas ...
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Pasin Kuansataporn ...
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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
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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.

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In the movie, Lynn is left-handed on purpose towards the believe that left-handed people are smarter. Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying (Lynn) must practice in writing hard since she's actually right-handed. See more »

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Grace: If I had a brain half your size, I wouldn't have done something as stupid as this!
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Social Network meets Ocean's Eleven in the best Thai film ever made
19 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is possibly the most surprising movie of 2017 for me. It's about a straight-A high school student who forms an exam-cheating syndicate in exchange for money, and soon finds herself orchestrating very complex but clever schemes to overcome exams that become increasing more high stakes and difficult. What makes this film absolutely brilliant is that the exams are presented as a series of heist-like set pieces that are very intense, nail-biting and suspenseful, with the kind of edge-of-your-seat thrills befitting a Mission Impossible movie. From the camera movements to the pulse-pounding music, the film uses the cinematic language of bank-heist capers to frame its exam scenes, turning the mundane act of high schoolers cheating at exams into a completely enthralling high stakes set piece. It also features an incredibly talented and likable cast of young actors, but the breakout star of this movie is Chutimon, in her acting debut. She is the heart of the film and an unstoppable force, delivering scene after scene of phenomenal acting. As much as it's a thriller, the movie is also a very funny teen comedy, with many wonderful moments of levity. The script is really clever and there were lotsa creative ideas in the exam sequences. The music is also really good, very much Atticus Ross Social Network inspired.

Overall, I had an absolutely wonderful time watching this film, and cannot recommend it highly enough. It's an absolute crowd-pleaser, but also one of the most intelligent movies of the year. The movie completely earns the moniker of "genius" in its title. I'm not surprised that this is the highest grossing Thai movie of all-time, beating Tony Jaa's Ong Bak. It's one of the best Thai films ever made. It has a really clever and unique premise that's just begging for a Hollywood remake.


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