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General Education Reviews

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October 26, 2012
What screenwriters [Tom] Morris, Elliot Feld and Jaz Kalkat fail to build is dramatic tension: affable, extremely self-involved Levi easily skates around all obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 2, 2012
What have I learned? High school movies can be duller—and more sour—than previously thought possible...The least generic element of General Education is its openly hostile attitude toward gay people. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
September 10, 2012
If given the choice between going to class and seeing the high-school comedy General Education, go with school.
| Original Score: 1/5
August 30, 2012
Defiantly humorless, the comedy is little more than a grab-bag of familiar high school-film cliches populated with bland characters played by barely-there actors. It was clearly a labor of love for no one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 30, 2012
A technically impressive tapioca of a movie, this bland indie seriocomedy may serve as an early springboard for a couple of talented young actors, but little else.
August 29, 2012
The film feels like a strained collection of outtakes from other comedies about teenage nerds and dysfunctional families.
August 28, 2012
The film is like a new colt tripping over itself, going off every which way ...
August 24, 2012
Plays out in a bland sitcom way, but is mercifully peppered with a few bizarre moments of surreal slapstick that keep it afloat.
Read More | Original Score: 5.5/10
August 24, 2012
Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 23, 2012
The lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
August 23, 2012
Unfortunately, in General Education, even tried-and-true formulas fall flat thanks to the lack of several key elements-good dialogue, fully developed characters and a satisfying story.
August 23, 2012
As generic and forgettable as its title, this half-hearted attempt at a teen comedy feels like a term paper you might buy online: poorly written and cribbed from a million other sources.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 23, 2012
When the biggest name in the movie is Janeane Garofalo, why waste her in an extraneous, laugh-free side role as the protagonist's neglected housewife mother?
Full Review | Original Score: D+
August 19, 2012
Too derivative to be amusing and too earnest to be parodic, it assumes the form of countless other teen comedies minus any wit or drama.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
August 18, 2012
With its hackneyed outlook and lack of a moral core or a purpose, 'General Education' is little more than a defective episode of 'Saved by the Bell.'
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