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Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out. Yet its corridors are packed with the future of America - loners, leaders, hipsters, nerds, brains and jocks. Like teenagers everywhere, they struggle with parents who don't get it, teachers who never had it and hormones that won't quit. But the students at Herrington High face a greater challenge - saving the world from alien domination.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This smart, involving sci-fi picture, set in an Ohio high school, pays homage to several genre faves, notably Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"The Faculty succeeds as a youth-oriented shocker due to director, editor, and frequent camera-operator Robert Rodriguez's provocative eye and frantic pacing."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"The Kevin Williamson formula (rewrite familiar horror scenarios and have the characters note the familiarity) has gotten to be a bore, and in this case it makes no sense."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"The sci-fi/horror genre could take a lesson from "The Faculty.""
‑ Dwayne E. Leslie, Boxoffice Magazine
"A decidedly average film with flashes of inspiration."
‑ Andrew Howe, Film Written Magazine
"Since the codes of science fiction are different from horror's cant, the patented Williamson method doesn't make a perfect fit with the material; Faculty's fun, but less fun than it could be."
‑ Gary Dauphin, Village Voice
"Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"Williamson's take-it-apart-and-put-it-back-together stitchmanship has become an arduous borefest."
‑ Tom Meek, Boston Phoenix
"If you have the feeling you've been here before, you have."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out."
‑ Charles Taylor,
"A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"The Faculty consistently draws attention to its own ill-joined cracks and seams."
‑ Peter Matthews, Sight and Sound
"All the students were stereotypes."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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