Bad Education Reviews

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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.
February 27, 2007
September 26, 2005
In accounting for Almodvar's identity as an artist and a man, Bad Education comes together like a bold and far-reaching summation of his career to date.
February 27, 2005
It still exerts an uncanny power: Like the best of Almodvar's work, it throws you a first-love sucker punch that will stagger your heart, mind, and soul.
February 11, 2005
Simple melodrama, a not-that-puzzling puzzle of a film noir.
February 10, 2005
Taken at face value, Bad Education is about molestation, but from a wider perspective, it's about love, loss of innocence and the desperate quest for redemption.
April 18, 2019
Few other films this year are likely to match this combination of formal beauty, narrative playfulness and heartfelt personal feeling.
January 9, 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.
June 18, 2012
If Americans are allowed to see this film they may well conclude that the mature Almodvar is now ready to take his place alongside the great Buuel.
January 2, 2011
Tragic story of church's betrayal; adults only.
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