The Faculty

54%

of critics liked it

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In theaters Dec 25, 1998
R, 1 hr. 44 min.

Movie Info

Synopsis: Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out. Yet its corridors are packed with the future of America - loners, leaders, hipsters, nerds, brains and jocks. Like teenagers everywhere, they struggle with parents who don't get it, teachers who never had it and hormones that won't quit. But the students at Herrington High face a greater challenge - saving the world from alien domination.
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 44 min.
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
Theater Release: Dec 25, 1998
DVD Release: Jun 15, 1999

Cast

Famke Janssen

Miss Elizabeth Burke
Piper Laurie

Mrs. Karen Olson
Christopher McDonald

Mr. Frank Connor
Bebe Neuwirth

Principal Valerie Dr...
Elijah Wood

Casey Connor
Laura Harris

Marybeth Louise Hutc...
Robert Patrick

Coach Joe Willis
Salma Hayek

Nurse Rosa Harper

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Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rip-off of other sci-fi thrillers.
  • This smart, involving sci-fi picture, set in an Ohio high school, pays homage to several genre faves, notably Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing. More...
  • Since the codes of science fiction are different from horror's cant, the patented Williamson method doesn't make a perfect fit with the material; Faculty's fun, but less fun than it could be. More...
  • Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out. More...
  • The Faculty succeeds as a youth-oriented shocker due to director, editor, and frequent camera-operator Robert Rodriguez's provocative eye and frantic pacing. More...
  • Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez. More...
  • A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect. More...
  • The Kevin Williamson formula (rewrite familiar horror scenarios and have the characters note the familiarity) has gotten to be a bore, and in this case it makes no sense. More...
  • A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy. More...
  • A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse. More...
  • The sci-fi/horror genre could take a lesson from "The Faculty." More...