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Based on 34 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A rapturous masterwork. show more

  • 75
    Carla Meyer San Francisco Chronicle

    Intoxicating and flawed. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    After two flat-out triumphs in a row, "All About My Mother" in 1999 and last year's breathtaking "Talk To Her," Pedro Almodóvar hasn't done it again. Yet lesser Almodóvar -- in this instance "Bad Education" -- is better than most of the movies we see. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A masterful epic charting love's labyrinths. show more

  • 88
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    In this cross between film noir and melodrama, there's lust, need, camp and betrayal. show more

  • 100
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    From the Hitchcockian opening credits to the final frame, Almodovar has Hitch on his mind. show more

  • 100
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is a brilliantly structured hall of mirrors that wraps Catholicism and the movie industry into a tasty film noir. show more

  • 100
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Almodóvar has created a dense, audacious film in which layers of cinematic artifice lovingly camouflage (at least for a while) its characters’ dark, damaged heart. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Pedro Almodovar's new movie is like an ingenious toy that is a joy to behold, until you take it apart to see what makes it work, and then it never works again. show more

  • 88
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Almodóvar has never been shy about experimenting with plot structure, but Bad Education is the closest he's ever come to a metamovie, the sort of self-reflective, hall-of-mirrors contraption on which Charlie Kaufman has built his career. show more

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