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The Class

drama, foreign


Realistic story follows a junior high class over the course of a year as it tests its teacher's methods.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    96%
  • Audience Score
    82%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    96%
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  • Audience

    82%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: By rough estimate, maybe 80 percent of the movie consists of these student-teacher slanging matches, but it's engrossing.

- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, Friday, February 20, 2009

Fresh:

- Ben Kenigsberg, Time Out, Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fresh: The effect of this sobering, funny and, finally, enlightening, portrait is one of enormous sympathy for all parties in the education tango.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Thursday, February 12, 2009

Audience Reviews

4 stars

God, I wanna bitch slap all the annoying students here.

- citawijaya, Tuesday, May 18, 2010

4 stars

An authentic and honest portrait of Western contemporary teaching in a multicultural school in Paris, the deserving winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival wisely uses documentary style and young non-actors to provide a realistic view into a culturally diverse city, fortunately escaping the Hollywood clichs.

- blacksheepboy, Monday, April 19, 2010

3 stars

I was gonna turn this movie off cauz I started getting bored but I kept watching & Im glad I did.It turned out to be a pretty good flick

- dukeakasmudge, Wednesday, October 14, 2009