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Bad Education (La Mala educación) Reviews

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Kelly Kessler
Common Sense Media

Tragic story of church's betrayal; adults only.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 2, 2011
Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

A dazzling autobiographical blend of Almodovar's career, childhood, and adoration & admiration for the cinema.

Full Review Source: Film and Felt | Original Score: 85/100

September 25, 2009
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound

Full Review Source: Big Picture Big Sound | Original Score: 3/4

December 27, 2007
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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In accounting for Almodóvar's identity as an artist and a man, Bad Education comes together like a bold and far-reaching summation of his career to date.

Full Review Source: AV Club

September 26, 2005
Lance Goldenberg
Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL)

...Almodovar's meta-movie teases us with Big Ideas about those of us who love our fantasies so much that we turn them into our realities.

Full Review Source: Weekly Planet (Tampa, FL) | Original Score: 4/5

April 20, 2005
Rebecca Murray
About.com

An original story told by one of the best contemporary filmmakers, Bad Education is a mesmerizing movie experience.

Full Review Source: About.com | Original Score: A

April 8, 2005
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Almodovar's transitions in tone and mood are so slyly executed it's only afterward that the viewer realizes how much ground this ambitious, brain-teasing movie has covered.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

March 24, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Almodovar is that rarest of filmmakers -- one whose work becomes more daring with each film.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 5/5

March 17, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

It's a fascinating film that goes off in so many directions that the viewer may have a hard time getting a handle on it.

Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette | Original Score: 3/5

March 8, 2005
Logan Hill
New York Magazine/Vulture
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It still exerts an uncanny power: Like the best of Almodóvar's work, it throws you a first-love sucker punch that will stagger your heart, mind, and soul.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

February 27, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's stylish, campy, gay, and signature Almodóvar.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

February 27, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

When the most noble character in the movie is a pedophiliac priest, you know you are in trouble.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: C+

February 26, 2005
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...Almodovar manages to stuff his frame with themes familiar and unexpected.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: A

February 25, 2005
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal

As complex a thriller as one will experience.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 18, 2005
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

[Garcia Bernal] burns through Bad Education like a meteor, lighting up Almod var's cherry-red visions of movie passion and real-life pain.

Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

February 18, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

The most brazenly, deliciously gay film Almodovar has ever made.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 5/5

February 17, 2005
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies

It's an irresistible enigma of a film

Full Review Source: Zertinet Movies | Original Score: 3/4

February 16, 2005
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Not as much a film of social protest as a sexually fluid update of a classic Hollywood mystery-melodrama...

| Original Score: 3.5/4

February 14, 2005
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

the film stays grounded, but there's always a slippery subtext of meta-cinematic glee pushing at the seams

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

February 13, 2005
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star

Strap yourself in for a wild ride.

Full Review Source: Kansas City Star

February 11, 2005

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
Jennie Kermode
Movie Gurus
November 9, 2011
Urban Cinefile Critics
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October 18, 2008
David Ansen
Newsweek
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November 1, 2007

Time Out
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January 26, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005

Boston Phoenix
March 5, 2005

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 11, 2005

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
February 5, 2005
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
May 22, 2004
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