The Faculty
The Faculty (1998)

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 Its walls are grimy, its textbooks outdated, its teachers burned out.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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 15, 1999
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Rip-off of other sci-fi thrillers.

Nigel Floyd
Time Out

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.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The Faculty succeeds as a youth-oriented shocker due to director, editor, and frequent camera-operator Robert Rodriguez's provocative eye and frantic pacing.

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Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique

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.

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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect.

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David Luty
Film Journal International

A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
While this alien story might be familiar, thankfully, it ain't boring. Surely worth a shot.
Martin Sahlin
This movie is such a cheeseball. It's funny to watch...and it's a good movie. But it's not gonna win any oscars. But hey.... Not all movies have… More
Chris Weber
This is pretty much a sci-fi/horror flick crossbred with The Breakfast Club, but despite the cheesiness, it's still a pretty fun twist on an old formula,… More
Drew Smith
A disarmingly clever, subversive sci-fi/actioner, The Faculty nonetheless is burdened a bit by being caught in Scream's overwhelming shadow. As some… More
Melvin White
Casey: If you were going to take over the world, would you blow up the White House 'Independence Day' style, or sneak in through the back door? … More
Bethany Murphy
Quite scary!

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