Skip to main content


Based on 6 Reviews
critic reviews (6)
fan reviews ( )
  • 20
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    As generic and forgettable as its title, this half-hearted attempt at a teen comedy feels like a term paper you might buy online: poorly written and cribbed from a million other sources. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness. show more

  • 12
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    Too derivative to be amusing and too earnest to be parodic, it assumes the form of countless other teen comedies minus any wit or drama. show more

  • 30
    Arizona Republic

    General Education is kind of like a science-fair project slapped together at the last minute -- a sad, withered potato pierced with copper wires, rotting on the counter next to a resplendent baking-soda volcano. You can't help but feel a little sorry for the poor spud. show more

  • 30
    Neil Genzlinger The New York Times

    Among the problems with the humorless comedy General Education is that the lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime. show more

  • 33
    The A.V. Club

    The film owes a lot to "Napoleon Dynamite," though it could have borrowed more of the underlying sweetness of Jared Hess' film, and less of other things, like its eyebrow-raising treatment of race. show more

similar movies

  • Ping Pong Playa (2007)

  • HairBrained (2013)

  • Saved! (2004)

  • Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

  • The Yankles (2010)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings