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Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    Sly and very savvy. show more

  • 75
    New York Daily News

    This alien high school sci-fi tale has clever wit, clever FX. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    All the young actors, especially Joshua Hartnett as the misunderstood drug dealer, deliver fine performances in their diverse group, which forms a kind of horror film equivalent of "The Breakfast Club." [25 Dec 1998] show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    The Faculty deserves a week of detention, not so much for missing the point as for blunting it. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A lazy and mediocre movie, a sort of tepid parody blend of "The Breakfast Club" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    One could easily argue that, like many Ed Wood-type bad movies, The Faculty might be headed for the cult classic shelf in the video store. Unfortunately, it's not campy enough, and, worse, it seems to think it's being hip when it's just being dumb. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Creepy. show more

  • 70
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    It looks like Williamson threw five old scripts in the air and Rodriguez shot the first 90 pages he picked up. I'd like a little more meat on my burger because all I can taste is the cheese. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Exactly the kind of sporadically clever, button-pushing fright-fest that keeps genre fans hanging on until something more fulfilling comes along. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A slam-bang, sci-fi actioner, relentlessly paced and edited, with a pounding soundtrack and some ingenious aliens courtesy of Berni Wrightson and KNB Effects. show more

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