Reviews

Jul 31, 2021
It's truly a small miracle to watch the way these two antisocial misfits con their way into people's trust, as Jackman and Janney make them all too human.
Jul 25, 2021
It dialogues with topics about hypocrisy and corruption in the American educational sphere, but even with the decent performances from Jackman and Janney cannot rekindle a flat narrative that stumbles along. [Full review in Spanish]
Mar 30, 2021
Lightweight as a drama, but the performances - especially from Janney and Jackman - are first rate.
Mar 16, 2021
One of 2020's 20 best films.
Feb 15, 2021
So well-crafted... Has really interesting insights into the psychopathy or the humanity of all the players.
Jan 28, 2021
Bad Education is an engrossing comedy drama. Though it is a comedy and also has many characteristics of an out-and-out satire, it treats its subject matter - corruption in academia - with the gravity it deserves.
Jan 26, 2021
As much about tacit complicity as corruption, Bad Education is an irresistibly absorbing study of self-interest and an impressive showcase for its director and stars.
Jan 14, 2021
Jackson gives a tour-de-force performance, portraying Tassone with incredible alertness and spontaneity.
Nov 20, 2020
A truly fantastic film that viewers will revel every second of.
Oct 19, 2020
Bad Education is one of the finest movies of the year...
Sep 23, 2020
Hugh Jackman's performance proves to be another major highlight.
Sep 3, 2020
...as a slice of compelling entertainment, Bad Education brings out the best in Hugh Jackman, and given its timely relevancy, it goes to show how America still has some learning to do.
Aug 4, 2020
Everything about the situation in America made the thievery in Roslyn not only possible, but inevitable.
Jul 24, 2020
Director Cory Finley deftly walks that caper film tightrope, allowing us to enjoy the company of scoundrels while never asking us to identify with them.
Jul 24, 2020
Finley rejects the sensationalism of a typical Hollywood treatment for a more restrained deconstruction of a white-collar crime.
Jul 18, 2020
"Bad Education" does for Long Island what Best Picture winner "Spotlight" did for the Catholic Church scandal. The better comp may be Penn State in how school officials have so much invested that they circle the wagons and look the other way.
Jul 16, 2020
Bad Education follows many familiar tonal beats of true-crime movies, but the riveting performances of Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney elevate what could have been a somewhat mediocre film.
Jul 15, 2020
Jackman bundles up all his innate charisma as a performer and drives himself, and the audience, straight over a cliff. It's easily the most thrilling, audacious performance of his career.
Jul 15, 2020
Cory Finley goes two-for-two with this gripping embezzlement drama that's based on a jaw-dropping true story and features a career-best performance from Hugh Jackman.
Jul 11, 2020
Finley employs a similar sense of verve and style seen in his debut, keeping a tight rein on camera movement and embellishing the visuals with small flourishes that ingratiate us into the increasingly icky interior of these people's lives.