Bad Education (2019)
Bad Education (2019)
- 1h 49m
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It was a true-life lesson in corruption. Dr. Frank Tassone was a smooth, charismatic Superintendent whose leadership guided Roslyn High School to the highest levels of education. He also happened to be part of an $11 million embezzling scheme that rocked the upscale Long Island town. Hugh Jackman stars as Tassone with Allison Janney as his business manager and colleague in crime as they coordinated the biggest public-school embezzlement in American history--which would be uncovered by a tenacious young reporter with the high-school newspaper. Co-starring Ray Romano and Geraldine Viswanathan. Directed by Cory Finley; written by Mike Makowsky who was a student at Roslyn during the scandal; based on the New York magazine article "The Bad Superintendent" by Robert Kolker.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.
WTOP (Washington, D.C.)
"Bad Education" does for Long Island what Best Picture winner "Spotlight" did for the Catholic Church scandal. The better comp may be Penn State in how school officials have so much invested that they circle the wagons and look the other way.
July 18, 2020
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Common Sense Says
Excellent performances make tepid subject exciting.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Bad Education is an HBO movie about corrupt school administrators who steal money from educational funds for their personal use. Characters frequently drink and occasionally smoke, and there are a few club scenes where drug use is implied but not shown. Simple romantic relationships are depicted, but only kissing is shown -- no nudity or simulated sex. Profanity is used frequently, especially "f--k."
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:September 8, 2019
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:No
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