Bad Teacher Synopsis
After being dumped by her sugar daddy, a foul-mouthed junior high school teacher begins to woo a colleague.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Amazing!

By jmathieu2
Thought this movie was hilarious. Not a great plot line...but it worked. I'm a teacher myself so each character was relatable to someone I work with at school. Lots of funny lines...I was laughing...

Perfectly Sarcastic

By slammersmom1
There were definately some unneeded scenes in this movie but all in all it was hilarious! I laughed from beginning to end!...

Would Not Recommend......

By careyG2movies
This certainly isn't a movie that I would add to my list of - "Enjoyed". The writers took a few of their attempts at being amusing a little too far and it just spoiled any possibility of good humor....

Cameron Diaz is scraping the bottom of the barrel here

By pachamama67
I was stuck watching this drivel on a plane and was appalled by it. I like Cameron Diaz, and I guess there just aren't enough good parts in Hollywood but this film was crap. The main character was a...

we all have one

By Dragon_Girl
i think we all have one bad teacher but probably not the same as this. very funny still...

Cute and Funny

By agentry01
This movie was funny. Cameron Diaz played the part. The acting was good in the movie. I felt like they could have done a little more with develping the relationship between jason segel and cameron...

Bad, and that's the way I like it

By FeiXiangFilms
The perfect personality for Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake in an alternative world. More films should be like this - raw, controversial, and giving the finger to society's guidelines on human and...

Sucked

By MedRed
Plot was all over the place. not well put together at all...

bad teacher

By pjzuck
Terrible movie, walked out. Cameron Diaz should be embarassed in doing such a tasteless film....

Awful!

By aboesen29
Don't waste your money on this awful film. I hadn't wanted to see this originally but my mom did.Then I finally got into the idea and agreed to see it with my mom. Awful film.OMG,the dialogue was...

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Rated R | For Nudity, Language, Sexual Content and Some Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Raunchy Diaz, Timberlake comedy aims low, misses the target.
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