33

The A.V. Club

The film owes a lot to "Napoleon Dynamite," though it could have borrowed more of the underlying sweetness of Jared Hess' film, and less of other things, like its eyebrow-raising treatment of race.
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30

Arizona Republic

General Education is kind of like a science-fair project slapped together at the last minute -- a sad, withered potato pierced with copper wires, rotting on the counter next to a resplendent baking-soda volcano. You can't help but feel a little sorry for the poor spud.
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30

The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
Among the problems with the humorless comedy General Education is that the lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.
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12

Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
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.
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21 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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