The Substitute Reviews

March 13, 2002
February 13, 2001
There's a sense of shrewd observation throughout The Substitute that makes it come alive and seem quite a few cuts above such usual genre fare.
January 1, 2000
Aside from a lot of only moderately-satisfying violence, The Substitute comes across as rather lame.
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
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
Those who appreciate the irony of a killing machine turned loose on a pack of nasty students will find The Substitute a source of nonstop delight.
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.