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Bad Teacher Reviews

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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
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
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 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 19, 2011
Somehow, surprisingly, without things ever turning schmaltzy, we end up caring about this selfish, foul-mouthed teacher, even if it's just a smidgen. And in hindsight, that's a pretty impressive feat.
July 15, 2011
Diaz manages to make Bad Teacher much more enjoyable than its mediocre script deserves
July 12, 2011
Ultimately, Bad Teacher is easy to like precisely because it doesn't try very hard to be liked.
Full Review | Original Score: 64/100
July 5, 2011
The one element of Bad Teacher that's consistently strong throughout is Diaz's ferocious star turn.
July 5, 2011
Has every opportunity to turn mawkish but stays pitch black instead.
July 1, 2011
And you thought Santa was bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2011
Its trash-can humor is tasteless, no doubt, but hey, that doesn't make it unpalatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 30, 2011
If its master plot is utterly predictable, the way it unfolds is unapologetically cartoony and weird.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
June 27, 2011
Provided you're in the mood for salacious fare, this titillating teensploit does deliver the requisite number of raunchy rib ticklers to be worth the investment for the testosterone-driven demographic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 26, 2011
Bad Teacher gets a shiny new apple thanks to a raunchy turn by Diaz
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 25, 2011
While there are problems with ... a failure to maintain a consistent tone, Diaz is never less than exhilarating in a guilty pleasure way, even when hunched over her desk with an expression of glazed, disheveled contempt. Actually, especially then.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2011
It's no Bad Santa, but Bad Teacher brings just enough naughty behavior to the table to make it a decent watch for viewers tired of PG-13 timidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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