A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague -- a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.
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Raunchy Diaz, Timberlake comedy aims low, misses the target.
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Rotten: Everyone loves an anti-hero, but usually there's something redeeming about the character that makes you want to root for them in the end. Not so much in Bad Teacher.
- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, June 24, 2011
Rotten: The best lines were harvested for the trailer -- so if you've seen that, you've seen it all.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, June 24, 2011
Rotten: This fitfully funny but mostly dull misfire defines exactly where the line can be drawn between truly subversive humor and lazy cynicism.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, June 24, 2011
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 of a want to be attractive, but looking more like a washed up New Jersey Soccer Mom. This is not a kids movie by any means. Pretty trashy, but I rest assured that parents that let there kids watch the simsons will find nothing wrong with this film. 1 1/2 stars
- bbcfloridabound, Thursday, June 7, 2012
img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif/img] In spite of a promising concept the film never lives up to it's true potential despite Cameron Diaz's impressive performance and Jason Segel's likable and a lot of the time; comedic supporting role. It's a decently constructed comedy that would have worked if it didn't lack the raunchiness and laugh out loud moments that I expected. But what saved the well intended comedy Bad Teacher for me was it's demonstration that it had a heart and soul in the second half. It's a comedy worth seeing once for chuckles but nothing more than that.
- aquateen2, Friday, May 4, 2012
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 overdone, but I did enjoy watching Jason Segel, Lucy Punch and Phyllis Smith. Cameron Diaz was pretty good, but her character was just too annoying to be likeable. Bad Teacher could have been so much better and funnier, and squanders it's potential with some truly horrible dialogue and some really awkward moments.
- fb701560354, Tuesday, April 24, 2012