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Bad Education Reviews

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January 8, 2018
The problem with the film is its very staginess -- it never really seems to get out of drag. Between the impersonations of the priesthood, the impersonations of the transvestites and the impersonations of the actors themselves, there is little to choose.
January 2, 2011
Tragic story of church's betrayal; adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2009
A dazzling autobiographical blend of Almodovar's career, childhood, and adoration & admiration for the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 85/100
November 1, 2007
Like a Chinese box, it has layers under layers, fictions within fictions. A mystery and an intricate triangular love story, it's also a tale about storytelling itself, the uses of art and artifice to make the unbearable bearable.
September 26, 2005
In accounting for Almodóvar's identity as an artist and a man, Bad Education comes together like a bold and far-reaching summation of his career to date.
April 20, 2005
...Almodovar's meta-movie teases us with Big Ideas about those of us who love our fantasies so much that we turn them into our realities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 8, 2005
An original story told by one of the best contemporary filmmakers, Bad Education is a mesmerizing movie experience.
| Original Score: A
March 24, 2005
Almodovar's transitions in tone and mood are so slyly executed it's only afterward that the viewer realizes how much ground this ambitious, brain-teasing movie has covered.
March 17, 2005
Almodovar is that rarest of filmmakers -- one whose work becomes more daring with each film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
March 8, 2005
It's really a greatest hits compilation of Almodovar's own work - all the standout tracks are here, but with none of the context and soul afforded by those connective numbers.
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March 8, 2005
It's a fascinating film that goes off in so many directions that the viewer may have a hard time getting a handle on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2005
It still exerts an uncanny power: Like the best of Almodóvar's work, it throws you a first-love sucker punch that will stagger your heart, mind, and soul.
February 27, 2005
It's stylish, campy, gay, and signature Almodóvar.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 26, 2005
When the most noble character in the movie is a pedophiliac priest, you know you are in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 25, 2005
...Almodovar manages to stuff his frame with themes familiar and unexpected.
Read More | Original Score: A
February 24, 2005
Too delighted with its own cleverness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
February 21, 2005
Paints vivid noir suspense with extremely broad brushstrokes, often pushing style to the forefront at the expense of story
| Original Score: C-
February 18, 2005
As complex a thriller as one will experience.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 18, 2005
[Garcia Bernal] burns through Bad Education like a meteor, lighting up Almod var's cherry-red visions of movie passion and real-life pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 17, 2005
The most brazenly, deliciously gay film Almodovar has ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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