Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal

The director of Fyre and producer of Tiger King uses scripts from real-life wire-taps to recreate the 2019 scandal that saw one man, Rick Singer, convince his wealthy clients (including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman) to cheat the education system and fast-track their kids into college—an admissions system that's already built in their favour.

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CrimeDocumentary
Director:
Chris Smith

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Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal / Reviews

Collider

Collider

Chris Smith's documentary wisely understands that the 2019 college admissions scandal is part of a larger broken system.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The script's skilful tension makes it easy to forgive Operation Varsity Blues its occasionally clunky missteps.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

...Bluntly effective in getting across the casual venality of (Springer's) clients, who rarely pause to consider the moral implications of their choices, though they frequently remember to fret about being caught.

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Variety

Variety

What makes Operation Varsity Blues a movie of great value... is that it presents a searing and searching indictment of the commodification of college...

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

The documentary does a solid job of detailing how it all came crashing down...

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

What becomes clear in this film - if it wasn't obvious already - is that sometimes the ways in which the rich and powerful thrive have nothing to do with merit.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Operation Varsity Blues is entertaining, but may send you into a sputtering rage.

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CNN

CNN

The salacious aspects of the scandal still earn a passing grade, but due to the unwieldy hybrid format, just barely.

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