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The Class

(2008)

Rated PG-13 for language.

PG-13 In Theaters 12/19/2008 , 128min.
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Viewer Score
63%
Viewer score based on 27 ratings
92%
Critic score based on 31 reviews

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April 22, 2010
drarthurwells
A great job of documenting a good teacher working with les than good students. Very realistic but tedious at times..
April 15, 2009
CalDaggitt
This is the worst movie of all time. You can try to brush over the flaws of this movie by calling it "art" or "not commercial," but the fact remains: there is no story, no character development, no plot. It is far and away the worst movie that I've ever seen.
March 27, 2009
MISSOPINE
WARNING!!!!--THIS IS NOT A COMMERCIAL MOVIE, PER SE, THIS IS ART-- IT IS A FILM!!!! The goal of the writer and the director appears NOT TO BE to pick sides but to show a clear, well-developed, highly, "highly" detailed microcosym of a class in a school in France...but even more, to show a class of what is famously known as: "minority students" inside of a Western World school. The students
March 22, 2009
Salasrms
salasrms Classroom is an important movie for anyone associated with education should see. It shows how the teachers and administrators try to keep students interested, shows how some students can gang up falsely against a teacher and finally reveals how students learn without a disrupting student.
March 21, 2009
Computerwiz908
Poor direction, poor editing, very draggy. The lead actor is very unappealing.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Washington Post
The Class is not just the best film released thus far this year. It may be the most gripping. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
The Class is a deeply moving film about the challenges of educating children in a complex and often turbulent world. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Slate
This unassuming movie will nail you to your seat. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Considering the strength of performances given by the 25-or-so teenage actors portraying the students, it's amazing that none of them have previous experience. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
The Class is clearly a microcosm of contemporary France, beset by social and economic tensions. More than that, though, it's a saga of education's struggles in many parts of the modern world. If only the film were pure fiction. Full Review

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