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Bad Teacher Reviews

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Glenn Dunks
Trespass
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.
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A raunchy unpleasant comedy that wastes its talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
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
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
January 29, 2012
Bad Teacher doesn't quite get an F. But an acceptable C+ is pretty fair.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Adam Bub
MovieFIX
August 4, 2011
Gross-out comedy big on cheap laughs, short on depth
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
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
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs
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
Anders Wotzke
Moviedex
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Cara Nash
FILMINK (Australia)
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.
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
July 15, 2011
Diaz manages to make Bad Teacher much more enjoyable than its mediocre script deserves
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
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
Ethan Alter
Television Without Pity
July 5, 2011
The one element of Bad Teacher that's consistently strong throughout is Diaz's ferocious star turn.
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
July 5, 2011
Has every opportunity to turn mawkish but stays pitch black instead.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
July 1, 2011
And you thought Santa was bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
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
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 30, 2011
If its master plot is utterly predictable, the way it unfolds is unapologetically cartoony and weird.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
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
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
June 26, 2011
Bad Teacher gets a shiny new apple thanks to a raunchy turn by Diaz
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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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