Bad Education (2019)

108 mins
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Cory Finley (Thoroughbreds) directs Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan (Blockers) and Ray Romano in this true story embezzlement scandal... More

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Bad Education (2019) | Ratings & Reviews

"Those who enjoyed I, Tonya or American Animals will lap up this re-creation of a little-known but shocking story."


"A career-best Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney shine as New York school administrators who stole millions from their Long Island district. Cory Finley's steadily riveting provocation jabs at the culture of money that makes us all complicit."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"It's a plum part, sure, but also a deeply unsympathetic one - a chance for the actor to channel his charisma toward dark, mischievous ends."

The New York TimesThe New York Times

"It's a delicate and memorable performance by Mr. Jackman. Ms. Janney does the whole Long Island thing as well as anyone ever has. The most resonant character, though, might be Rachel, whom Ms. Viswanathan imbues with the indignation of youth."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

"Reminds us how synonymous great acting and great lying can be."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"Bad Education serves up stellar performances from Jackman and Janney, both of whom seem trapped in hells of their own devising, suspended between a desire to serve the community and the feeling that their labor is underappreciated."


"A tidy and engrossing corruption drama."

Vanity FairVanity Fair

"It's a story about the lengths people will go to for self-preservation, deliciously mean and as funny as it is outrageous."

Little White LiesLittle White Lies

"The film's real ace is a never-better Jackman, following up an underrated turn in last year's The Front Runner with another difficult and inscrutable protagonist."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"Director Cory Finley crafts a consistently compelling and often humorous tale anchored by Hugh Jackman's impressively nuanced performance."


""Bad Education" can be a hard lesson to accept, but a necessary one in how the world works."


"Gets a solid B+ without even cheating."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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