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Bad Education Reviews

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February 11, 2005
Simple melodrama, a not-that-puzzling puzzle of a film noir.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2004
The performances are fine, and there are occasional flashes of the kind of inspired direction we have come to expect from Almodóvar, but, ultimately, Bad Education must be considered to be a minor effort from a major director.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 2, 2005
A rare disappointment from Almodóvar: perilously over-the-top gay chic coupled with an overly-familiar condemnation of the Holy Catholic Church's blind eye towards pedophilia.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 16, 2004
Visually, Bad Education's only impressive set piece is the dynamic, Saul Bass-esque opening credits.
September 15, 2004
A sexual culture dense with political strategies, power plays and self-promotional misbehaviors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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-
November 2, 2004
Truly awful. Feels like a third-rate parody of Almodovar's work, rather than the genuine article.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
January 21, 2005
A good lesson on how to lose your audience.
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.
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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February 24, 2005
Too delighted with its own cleverness.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2004
Almodóvar gave me no education whatsoever, good or bad. His film just took up some of my time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2004
Nothing particularly memorable or spectacular...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 23, 2004
An hour in, everything in the movie is upended in a way that is not so much difficult to swallow as simply out of left field.
December 16, 2004
I found the film devious and confused in its Pirandellian contrivances and shifts of identity.
December 27, 2004
If only Bad Education engaged the heart as much as the head, Almodovar's fractured tale might have risen above its alienating noir conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 4, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 19, 2004
There are several good reasons to see Bad Education, but one great one: Gael García Bernal.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 2, 2011
Tragic story of church's betrayal; adults only.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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