• 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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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
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis

Because the plot is thin and preposterous, the success of "Bad Teacher" depends on the performances of the cast. This is where things get ugly.

Full Review Source: Suburban Journals of St. Louis

June 27, 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
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies

Diaz's game charms are semi-squandered on a script that's two-thirds filler. Not quite detention, but on thin ice.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 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
Jason Zingale

There's so much wrong with the basic setup of [the film] that it never really gets a chance to be as funny as it could be.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2/5

June 23, 2011
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Bad Teacher isn't really bad enough. The R-rated elements don't jibe with the otherwise PG-13 tone of the film.

Full Review Source: Moving Pictures Magazine

June 22, 2011
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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"Bad Teacher" is a pulled punch, a pot-smoking/kid cussing/teacher copulating farce that is less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2011
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
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo

A nice idea poorly executed, underpinned by a script with too few laughs and an unsympathetic heroine.

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

June 17, 2011
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
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"Bad Teacher" immediately brings "Bad Santa" to mind and suffers by the comparison.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

June 24, 2011
James Berardinelli
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The concept titillates - an oversexed, drug-abusing, foul-mouthed, doesn't-give-a-s--- woman put in charge of a classroom - but the result is drab, obvious, and disappointing.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

June 23, 2011
Nell Minow

Are you a fan of comedy based on the sole premise that it is funny to see a beautiful woman make outrageously crude and narcissistic statements? Go watch Sara Silverman.

Full Review Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: D

June 23, 2011
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Have talented actors ever struggled so much to so little avail? Ms. Diaz sells her lines like a street vendor peddling fake Timexes.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

June 23, 2011
Terry Staunton
Radio Times

Kasdan bundles together a mishmash of high-school movie clichés and off-colour toilet humour, with the flimsy plot and faltering pace providing far too few laughs.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 16, 2011

An amusing but wholly forgettable assemblage of scenes, some very funny, others thankfully brief, that you should absolutely catch bits of when it is on cable.

Full Review Source: UGO | Original Score: C

June 22, 2011
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
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Both Bad Santa and the Bad Lieutenants (Keitel and Cage) were really bad, but they were entertaining. Cameron Diaz's Bad Teacher, Elizabeth, is neither.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 29, 2011
Clay Cane

This is the type of story that would prompt a teacher to demand better character development, a stronger conflict and a bigger climax. If I had to give it a grade? A shaky C, and that is being generous.

Full Review Source: BET.com | Original Score: C

June 24, 2011
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