75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
Sly and very savvy.
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75

New York Daily News

This alien high school sci-fi tale has clever wit, clever FX.
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70

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
It looks like Williamson threw five old scripts in the air and Rodriguez shot the first 90 pages he picked up. I'd like a little more meat on my burger because all I can taste is the cheese.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In a strange way the Williamson of "Dawson's Creek" is now at odds with the sophisticated joker who wrote "Scream."
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A lazy and mediocre movie, a sort of tepid parody blend of "The Breakfast Club" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers."
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50

San Francisco Examiner

The Faculty deserves a week of detention, not so much for missing the point as for blunting it.
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50

Chicago Tribune

All the young actors, especially Joshua Hartnett as the misunderstood drug dealer, deliver fine performances in their diverse group, which forms a kind of horror film equivalent of "The Breakfast Club." [25 Dec 1998]
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Exactly the kind of sporadically clever, button-pushing fright-fest that keeps genre fans hanging on until something more fulfilling comes along.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
One could easily argue that, like many Ed Wood-type bad movies, The Faculty might be headed for the cult classic shelf in the video store. Unfortunately, it's not campy enough, and, worse, it seems to think it's being hip when it's just being dumb.
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Creepy.
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61 out of 100
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