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Bad Teacher Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 14, 2016
Nice try, but Bad Teacher barely scrapes a pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Benjo Colautti
We Got This Covered
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
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
June 27, 2011
Somehow we are supposed to feel sympathy for this wreck of a woman.
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
June 27, 2011
Because the plot is thin and preposterous, the success of "Bad Teacher" depends on the performances of the cast. This is where things get ugly.
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
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
Emma Dibdin
Little White Lies
June 16, 2011
Diaz's game charms are semi-squandered on a script that's two-thirds filler. Not quite detention, but on thin ice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
July 21, 2011
This is too easy, but I'm going to do it anyway: Bad Teacher? Bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
June 23, 2011
There's so much wrong with the basic setup of [the film] that it never really gets a chance to be as funny as it could be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
June 22, 2011
Bad Teacher isn't really bad enough. The R-rated elements don't jibe with the otherwise PG-13 tone of the film.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
June 23, 2011
"Bad Teacher" is a pulled punch, a pot-smoking/kid cussing/teacher copulating farce that is less than the sum of its parts.
| Original Score: 2/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
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
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
June 17, 2011
A nice idea poorly executed, underpinned by a script with too few laughs and an unsympathetic heroine.
Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk
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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
June 24, 2011
"Bad Teacher" immediately brings "Bad Santa" to mind and suffers by the comparison.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
June 23, 2011
The concept titillates - an oversexed, drug-abusing, foul-mouthed, doesn't-give-a-s--- woman put in charge of a classroom - but the result is drab, obvious, and disappointing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
June 23, 2011
Are you a fan of comedy based on the sole premise that it is funny to see a beautiful woman make outrageously crude and narcissistic statements? Go watch Sara Silverman.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 23, 2011
Have talented actors ever struggled so much to so little avail? Ms. Diaz sells her lines like a street vendor peddling fake Timexes.
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
June 16, 2011
Kasdan bundles together a mishmash of high-school movie clichés and off-colour toilet humour, with the flimsy plot and faltering pace providing far too few laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 22, 2011
An amusing but wholly forgettable assemblage of scenes, some very funny, others thankfully brief, that you should absolutely catch bits of when it is on cable.
| Original Score: C
Laurence Boyce
The Baltic Times
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
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