The Substitute Reviews

October 9, 2005
What begins as watchable quickly degenerates into a no-brain action flick that produces a ton of derisive laughter.
March 26, 2004
March 21, 2003
Mediocre action flick with an ex-marine teacher taking his gang-banging students to task. Don't bother.
March 13, 2002
January 1, 2000
The silliness of The Substitute escalates as the film progresses, so that by the end there have been plenty of laughs during 'serious' scenes.
January 1, 2000
A poorly written and barely acted, but crowd-pleasing revenge flick.
January 1, 2000
The title changes, the actors change, and the superficial details of the story change, but it is always about exactly the same thing: heavily armed men shooting at one another.
January 1, 2000
The entire setup is too garish to be credible.
January 1, 2000
An angry, white, mercenary movie out to spill blood and beat its manly chest.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Settles for being a deranged version of The A-Team meets The Principal.
January 1, 2000
There's a certain amount of camp value to this over-the-top thriller, which might as well be called Rambo Goes to High School.
January 1, 2000
Aside from a lot of only moderately-satisfying violence, The Substitute comes across as rather lame.