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Bad Teacher Reviews

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October 23, 2017
It wasn't ground-breaking comedy but I enjoyed it.
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.
March 14, 2016
Nice try, but Bad Teacher barely scrapes a pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
June 30, 2013
A raunchy unpleasant comedy that wastes its talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
March 2, 2013
Cameron Diaz eats the screen up in Bad Teacher but can't withstand the enormously dim-witted script.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 28, 2012
Crass, charmless and not especially funny, Bad Teacher is like a school kid trying to be cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 29, 2012
Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 29, 2011
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Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 4, 2011
Gross-out comedy big on cheap laughs, short on depth
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 28, 2011
The story is predictably thin and the jokes suitably unsophisticated, but the clever characterisations help this paint-by-numbers comedy limp over the line to "watchable".
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 27, 2011
Weirdly ill-conceived. Diaz is good and very believable as ... the most dislikable character I've encountered in a film in a long time ... [which] makes for a lousy movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 26, 2011
The only way to understand this movie's argument about performance pay is to imagine Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker watching it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 25, 2011
She's not somewhat bad, she's not repentantly bad and she's certainly not sympathetically bad. Nope, she's just plain ol' bad. And that is a thing of rare beauty.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 24, 2011
... more interesting (albeit disheartening) for what it seems to say about public-school teachers ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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