Bad Education

2019

Bad Education

Critics Consensus

Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.

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Inspired by true events, BAD EDUCATION follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation's top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they've built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy -- by whatever means necessary.

Cast

Hugh Jackman
as Dr. Frank A. Tassone
Allison Janney
as Pamela Gluckin
Geraldine Viswanathan
as Rachel Bhargava
Alex Wolff
as Nick Fleischman
Rafael Casal
as Kyle Contreras
Annaleigh Ashford
as Debra Rigano
Ray Romano
as Bob Spicer
Kayli Carter
as Amber McCarden
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  • Cory Finley's Bad Education gets some real dramatic juice out of what became a national story, largely by building itself around a compelling personality.

    September 14, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    A.A. Dowd

    AV Club
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  • A diabolically smart true-life crime drama that stars Hugh Jackman in his best performance since The Prestige...

    September 10, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • It's a story about the lengths people will go to for self-preservation, deliciously mean and as funny as it is outrageous.

    September 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film's real ace is a never-better Jackman, following up an underrated turn in last year's The Front Runner with another difficult and inscrutable protagonist.

    September 9, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

    Guardian
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  • "Bad Education" can be a hard lesson to accept, but a necessary one in how the world works.

    September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Gets a solid B+ without even cheating.

    September 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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