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The Faculty Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 2, 2014
The Faculty succeeds as a youth-oriented shocker due to director, editor, and frequent camera-operator Robert Rodriguez's provocative eye and frantic pacing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 27, 2012
Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 5, 2012
A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steve Biodrowski
April 17, 2009
The Kevin Williamson formula (rewrite familiar horror scenarios and have the characters note the familiarity) has gotten to be a bore, and in this case it makes no sense.
Rob Gonsalves
February 3, 2008
A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
January 26, 2006
This smart, involving sci-fi picture, set in an Ohio high school, pays homage to several genre faves, notably Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing.
David Luty
Film Journal International
June 18, 2002
A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse.
Dwayne E. Leslie
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The sci-fi/horror genre could take a lesson from "The Faculty."
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Williamson's take-it-apart-and-put-it-back-together stitchmanship has become an arduous borefest.
Peter Matthews
Sight and Sound
March 3, 2002
The Faculty consistently draws attention to its own ill-joined cracks and seams.
Andrew Howe
Film Written Magazine
April 17, 2001
A decidedly average film with flashes of inspiration.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 8, 2001
If you have the feeling you've been here before, you have.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
Top Critic
Charles Taylor
January 1, 2000
Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out.
Top Critic
Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Since the codes of science fiction are different from horror's cant, the patented Williamson method doesn't make a perfect fit with the material; Faculty's fun, but less fun than it could be.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
The Faculty is a witty deconstruction of sci-fi movies - and a bloody good time at the movies.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Be ashamed, Kevin Williamson. Be very ashamed.
Allan Ulrich
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Rodriguez puts his money into the predictable place - special effects - and you wonder where the imagination went.
Widgett Walls
January 1, 2000
What could have been an interesting update of Body Snatchers for the teen crowd becomes a very bland Robert A. Heinlein's The Breakfast Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
All the students were stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Will there a bigger, better blast of pure, unpretentious, popcorn entertainment this holiday season? Not bloody likely.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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