Bad Education Review: 5 Ups & 1 Down

Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney put out career-best performances in this sharply-written drama.

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It's an interesting time for the world of entertainment. With most of the world remaining in quarantine and movie theaters still shut down, audiences find themselves even closer than ever with all of their streaming services. Luckily for those quick to boredom, the societal shutdown has not stopped new content flowing in, and with the Oscars permitting the validity of movies debuting on streaming, viewers will be able to enjoy potential Oscar contenders from the comfort of your own home. And if HBO's new release Bad Education is anything to go off of, subscribers are in for plenty of excellent experiences.

Bad Education is a film about the true story revolving around the true story of the biggest public school embezzlement scheme in the history of the United States. Written by a former student of the same school, the film has a more serious tone than the trailer lets on, but that doesn't mean the film lacks personality or engagement value. This is all thanks to the movie's sharp script, breakneck pacing, and stellar performances from both Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

The film serves as a perfectly-relevant tale about the broken nature of the school system and how easily major transgressions can go unnoticed when the wronged parties are none the wiser. Bad Education is a film that's certainly worth your time and is a must-watch for anyone with an HBO subscription.

To start, let's discuss any of the film's weaker points...


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