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Bad Teacher Reviews

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Tries too hard, and seems inanely pleased with its own not very dirty jokes.
Glenn Dunks
September 15, 2013
[S]ucceeds due to the sheer determination of its towering lead performance... Diaz and her supporting cast routinely spin gold out of innocuous moments with blunt force dialogue delivery and physical determination.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A raunchy unpleasant comedy that wastes its talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
March 2, 2013
Cameron Diaz eats the screen up in Bad Teacher but can't withstand the enormously dim-witted script.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 2, 2013
A raunchy comedy that promises, from its title to its casting, a "Bad Santa" riff on a sacred institution...But they don't deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ali Gray
September 28, 2012
Crass, charmless and not especially funny, Bad Teacher is like a school kid trying to be cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
September 20, 2012
In the end, despite how thinly-plotted the film is, there are several laughs to be had, and that goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
December 13, 2011
Kadan's direction is adequate with everything competently done, but there's nothing here that manages to make you laugh out loud. Could someone tell the current crop of Hollywood filmmakers to find some new jokes?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
October 27, 2011
The problem isn't that Diaz's character is such a mean-spirited person, it's that her motives for being that way are completely contrived.It might have been a good short film, but that's about it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Bub
August 4, 2011
Gross-out comedy big on cheap laughs, short on depth
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
July 28, 2011
The story is predictably thin and the jokes suitably unsophisticated, but the clever characterisations help this paint-by-numbers comedy limp over the line to "watchable".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
July 27, 2011
Weirdly ill-conceived. Diaz is good and very believable as ... the most dislikable character I've encountered in a film in a long time ... [which] makes for a lousy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
July 26, 2011
The only way to understand this movie's argument about performance pay is to imagine Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Anders Wotzke
July 25, 2011
She's not somewhat bad, she's not repentantly bad and she's certainly not sympathetically bad. Nope, she's just plain ol' bad. And that is a thing of rare beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 24, 2011
... more interesting (albeit disheartening) for what it seems to say about public-school teachers ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 21, 2011
This is too easy, but I'm going to do it anyway: Bad Teacher? Bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
July 19, 2011
Somehow, surprisingly, without things ever turning schmaltzy, we end up caring about this selfish, foul-mouthed teacher, even if it's just a smidgen. And in hindsight, that's a pretty impressive feat.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 19, 2011
While a few of Diaz's scenes with Timberlake and his gift for the deadpan seem as if they're going to amount to something, the script's dialogue fails them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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