Tragic story of church's betrayal; adults only.
| Original Score: 4/5
A dazzling autobiographical blend of Almodovar's career, childhood, and adoration & admiration for the cinema.
| Original Score: 85/100
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
...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.
An original story told by one of the best contemporary filmmakers, Bad Education is a mesmerizing movie experience.
| Original Score: A
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.
Almodovar is that rarest of filmmakers -- one whose work becomes more daring with each film.
| Original Score: 5/5
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
It's stylish, campy, gay, and signature Almodóvar.
| Original Score: B-
When the most noble character in the movie is a pedophiliac priest, you know you are in trouble.
| Original Score: C+
...Almodovar manages to stuff his frame with themes familiar and unexpected.
As complex a thriller as one will experience.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
[Garcia Bernal] burns through Bad Education like a meteor, lighting up Almod var's cherry-red visions of movie passion and real-life pain.
The most brazenly, deliciously gay film Almodovar has ever made.
It's an irresistible enigma of a film
Not as much a film of social protest as a sexually fluid update of a classic Hollywood mystery-melodrama...
the film stays grounded, but there's always a slippery subtext of meta-cinematic glee pushing at the seams
Strap yourself in for a wild ride.