Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher (2011)

Some teachers just don't give an F. For example, there's Elizabeth (Cameron Diaz). She's foul-mouthed, ruthless, and inappropriate. She drinks, she gets high, and she can't wait to marry her meal ticket and get out of her… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 24, 2011
DVD Release Date: October 18, 2011
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: In spite of a promising concept and a charmingly brazen performance from Cameron Diaz, Bad Teacher is never as funny as it should be.

Leonard Maltin

I was wary going in, as I tend to be whenever a Hollywood movie announces through its advertising how "outrageous" it's going to be. The only outrageous thing about Bad Teacher is that director Jake Kasdan and two writers who earned an...

Richard Roeper

Hard to root for such a selfish lead, but "Bad Teacher" has just enough politically incorrect humor to warrant a grade of B.

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Lindy West
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Bad Teacher tries. There are many legitimately funny people (Jason Segel, Thomas Lennon, Lucy Punch) attempting to be funny in the orbit of Cameron Diaz.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

If you can see past the dismal sexual politics of "Bad Teacher," which I couldn't, you might applaud the gall of a film that expends so little effort in forcing us to like its central character.

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Dana Stevens

If you're looking for a funny comedy about a cynical, hard-partying school teacher transformed by his students into a paragon of pedagogical awesomeness, skip Bad Teacher and go rent School of Rock instead.

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press

Nice try, but Bad Teacher barely scrapes a pass.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

A frustrating mix of smart flash and smirking impudence.

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Scott Tobias

There are plenty of quality gags seeping through from the margins.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Tries too hard, and seems inanely pleased with its own not very dirty jokes.

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Flixster Audience Score: 36% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Bad Teacher is almost exactly what it promised to be. While it's not the counterpart to Bad Santa or Bad Lieutenant, it definitely has that vibe at times.… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] In spite of a promising concept the film never lives up to it's true potential… More
Daniel Perry
To my unfortunate surprise, I found this film excruciating to watch, and terribly unfunny. With the exception of Justin Timberlake, I thought the acting was… More
Raymond Wieser
Bad Teacher is sometimes actually quite funny, and at other times it had me chuckling at how utterly stupid it was. The acting for the most part felt really… More
Bruce Bruce
They couldn't fine someone else to play the part of the Bad Teacher, I mean Camernon Diaz is way past her prime as an attractive high school teacher, more… More
Dan Schultz
A sometimes hysterical satire on the teaching crisis in America, detailing the life of one messed up individual (Cameron Diaz) and how she keeps skating by… More