Bad Education

Really wonderful acting from everyone involved here, and that is the highlight of the film for me. That said, for a film about the greatest school theft in American history, it never feels particularly explosive or exciting. The fact that the bad actors will be caught is a foregone conclusion and there is never a sense that the school reporters will be in any danger for their meddling. While this isn’t exactly a knock against the movie, it does combine with the drab, “inside of schools” look of the whole film to make the entire thing feel a little flat. That is, it feels like less than the sum of its parts.

Still, it is a pretty easy one to recommend.

7/10 GOOD

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