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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
July 26, 2011
The only way to understand this movie's argument about performance pay is to imagine Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker watching it.
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.
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.
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
Its trash-can humor is tasteless, no doubt, but hey, that doesn't make it unpalatable.