Bad Teacher

(2011)

Genres: Comedy

Review: Bad Teacher

What our critics thought of Bad Teacher

Christy Lemire
I laughed pretty much the whole way through.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Has every opportunity to turn mawkish but stays pitch black instead.

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What our critics are saying online

Bad Teacher
"Bad Teacher" immediately brings "Bad Santa" to mind and suffers by the comparison. Its bad person is neither bad enough or likable enough. The transgressions of Elizabeth Halsey (Cameron Diaz) are more or less what you'd expect, but what's surprising is that she's so nasty and unpleasant. Billy Bob Thornton, as the Bad Santa, was more outrageously offensive and yet more redeemed by his desperation. He was bad for urgent reasons. Elizabeth seems bad merely as a greedy lifestyle choice. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 06/22/2011