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Bad Education (2019)



Critic Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.

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Inspired by true events, BAD EDUCATION follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation's top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they've built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy -- by whatever means necessary.

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Hugh Jackman
as Dr. Frank A. Tassone
Allison Janney
as Pamela Gluckin
Geraldine Viswanathan
as Rachel Bhargava
Alex Wolff
as Nick Fleischman
Rafael Casal
as Kyle Contreras
Annaleigh Ashford
as Debra Rigano
Ray Romano
as Bob Spicer
Kayli Carter
as Amber McCarden
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All Critics (129) | Top Critics (21)

Jackman does a magnificent job of portraying a man who has been lying so long on so many fronts, even he isn't sure of the truth any longer.

April 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Jackman captures that dichotomy perfectly, and makes "Bad Education" an offbeat treat.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's Tassone's perspective that Finley largely keeps to, which - if you don't know the true story - lets "Bad Education" unspool if not surprisingly at least captivatingly.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

[A] bright, sharp-edged satire with the gift of two great comedic actors: Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

With Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney as a can't-miss combination, Bad Education joins a juicy true story somewhere in the middle, drags before getting into the meat of it, and then rallies solidly in the second half.

April 24, 2020 | Full Review…
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Director Cory Finley finds the dark humor within this scandal, which he depicts with wit, style, and a terrific cast.

April 24, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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