Bad Teacher Reviews
September 2, 2020
Timberlake plays against type as a rather timid, bookish wallflower whose funniest scenes seem to be making fun of his reputation.
July 11, 2020
It isn't horrible, but it also isn't anything that you need to run out and see.
June 8, 2019
The kind of film that sounds better on paper than it actually is - a relative comedic minefield that goes largely untapped.
January 8, 2019
Bad Teacher, the woman and the film, is just pure pleasure.
August 24, 2018
Much like one of Elizabeth's classes, there are no lessons to be learned, but this mischievous, borderline amoral little number passes the time in a surprisingly amusing fashion.
August 25, 2017
Bad Teacher tries. There are many legitimately funny people (Jason Segel, Thomas Lennon, Lucy Punch) attempting to be funny in the orbit of Cameron Diaz.
May 3, 2015
Tries too hard, and seems inanely pleased with its own not very dirty jokes.
September 15, 2013
[S]ucceeds due to the sheer determination of its towering lead performance... Diaz and her supporting cast routinely spin gold out of innocuous moments with blunt force dialogue delivery and physical determination.
March 2, 2013
Cameron Diaz eats the screen up in Bad Teacher but can't withstand the enormously dim-witted script.
January 2, 2013
A raunchy comedy that promises, from its title to its casting, a "Bad Santa" riff on a sacred institution...But they don't deliver.
September 28, 2012
Crass, charmless and not especially funny, Bad Teacher is like a school kid trying to be cool.
September 20, 2012
In the end, despite how thinly-plotted the film is, there are several laughs to be had, and that goes a long way.
January 29, 2012
Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair.
December 13, 2011
Kadan's direction is adequate with everything competently done, but there's nothing here that manages to make you laugh out loud. Could someone tell the current crop of Hollywood filmmakers to find some new jokes?
October 27, 2011
The problem isn't that Diaz's character is such a mean-spirited person, it's that her motives for being that way are completely contrived.It might have been a good short film, but that's about it.