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Bad Education

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Excellent performances make tepid subject exciting.

Movie NR 2020 108 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 12+

Great acting, good movie

I watched this film with my grade 9 class and they enjoyed it thoroughly! The acting was outstanding and Hugh Jackman (as Frank Tassone) carried the movie. The embezzlement story was fascinating. There was some swearing but it wasn't excessive. We had a great discussion about Rachel's role in the film. Worth watching!

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age 12+

Worth watching

Great actors, love the plot. Based on a true story, the film shows that everything has its price and no matter what you have to play your role till the end.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (5 ):

As far as crime stories go, embezzlement isn't always the most thrilling subject. But Bad Education turns a relatively simple story about an administrator caught stealing money into a compelling drama, thanks to a nimble script and spot-on performances by Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan, Ray Romano, and especially Hugh Jackman as central character Frank Tassone. Teens might not be riveted by the storyline, but parents who have dealt with schools on any level will be intrigued to explore this world.

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