• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jake Kasdan
    In Theaters:
    Jun 24, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 18, 2011
  • Sony Pictures


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Bad Teacher Reviews

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Glenn Dunks

[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.

Full Review Source: Trespass

September 15, 2013
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A raunchy unpleasant comedy that wastes its talented cast.

Full Review Source: Big Hollywood | Original Score: 2.0/5

June 30, 2013
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered

Cameron Diaz eats the screen up in Bad Teacher but can't withstand the enormously dim-witted script.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 5/10

March 2, 2013
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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 Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2/4

January 2, 2013
Ali Gray

Crass, charmless and not especially funny, Bad Teacher is like a school kid trying to be cool.

Full Review Source: TheShiznit.co.uk | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2012
Jeff Beck

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 Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 20, 2012
R. L. Shaffer

Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

January 29, 2012
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times

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 Source: The Baltic Times | Original Score: 2/5

December 13, 2011
Eric Melin

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 Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2/4

October 27, 2011
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 2/5

September 29, 2011
Adam Bub

Gross-out comedy big on cheap laughs, short on depth

Full Review Source: MovieFIX | Original Score: 3/5

August 4, 2011
Tim Martain
The Mercury

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 Source: The Mercury | Original Score: 3/5

July 28, 2011
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)

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 Source: ABC Radio (Australia) | Original Score: 1.5/5

July 27, 2011
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

The only way to understand this movie's argument about performance pay is to imagine Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker watching it.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs | Original Score: 6/10

July 26, 2011
Anders Wotzke

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 Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 25, 2011
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... more interesting (albeit disheartening) for what it seems to say about public-school teachers ...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

July 24, 2011
Matt Neal
The Standard

This is too easy, but I'm going to do it anyway: Bad Teacher? Bad movie.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

July 21, 2011
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)

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.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

July 19, 2011
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

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 Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

July 19, 2011
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Falls down is in its flippant approach to an idea that doesn't have any traction beyond a TV skit, about a morally bankrupt teacher in high heels trying to pay her way to a boob job

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 15, 2011
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