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Based on 28 Reviews
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  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    It could have been something substantial. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Uncommonly smart and interesting. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    It's an action movie that's also an intellectual-action flick. show more

  • 63
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The dialogue between the captive and the captors gets a little didactic, and the ending is as contrived as it is cynical. Weingartner obviously has more in common with the rich man than the kids. show more

  • 90
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    That rare beast, a terrific movie that boasts intelligent wit, expert storytelling, delightful characters and grown-up dialogue plus suspense and a wicked surprise ending. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    For a film that points out so much wrong with German society and shows such dubious, dangerous behavior, it leaves the audience with high spirits and a sense of crazy exhilaration. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    You can sympathize with both sides in their ideological battle, which ends in a most unexpected way. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    There's an evenhanded humanism flowing through The Edukators that may strike doctrinaire viewers on either side of the divide as mushy, but it's tough enough for the rest of us to chew on for a long time. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Unless you're the sort who has a Che Guevara T-shirt tucked away somewhere in your closet, the needlessly long The Edukators wears out its welcome. show more

  • 63
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Perhaps the harshest criticism of the new German film The Edukators is that it doesn't make you feel any better edukated. show more

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