85

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Bad Teacher is hardly a perfect picture, but in the context of every other comedy on the summer movie landscape - from the faux empowerment of "Bridesmaids" to the neurotic frat-guy heteromania of "The Hangover Part II" - it feels revolutionary.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A raunchy comedy that's funnier to think about than to watch.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
For all her desk-stashed booze and inappropriately tight skirts, the movie offers Diaz a pretty bland badness.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Bad Teacher keeps running away from its combustibly nasty premise. Damn shame.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
We're just watching a film try to pass off misanthropic blunt-wittedness as "edge."
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Barely makes the grade in either humor or provocation.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Misanthropic to the extreme, Bad Teacher fails across the board.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You don't want to think, what would Preston Sturges or Alexander Payne do with this material? But there is a seed of satirical cynicism in this movie that a smart, clear mind could have finessed. Jake Kasdan is not that director. He doesn't appear to know what to do.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Most of the cast doesn't know what to do with their shallow characterizations and lackluster dialogue. The best lines were harvested for the trailer - so if you've seen that, you've seen it all.
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
How much do I loathe this film? A lottico is putting it mildico.
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47 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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