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Bad Education (2019)

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Critic Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.

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Inspired by true events, BAD EDUCATION follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation's top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values. But when an embezzlement scheme surfaces that threatens to destroy all they've built, Frank is forced to maintain order and secrecy -- by whatever means necessary.

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Cast

Hugh Jackman
as Dr. Frank A. Tassone
Allison Janney
as Pamela Gluckin
Geraldine Viswanathan
as Rachel Bhargava
Alex Wolff
as Nick Fleischman
Rafael Casal
as Kyle Contreras
Annaleigh Ashford
as Debra Rigano
Ray Romano
as Bob Spicer
Kayli Carter
as Amber McCarden
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Hugh Jackman turns in a beguiling and powerful performance in his latest movie, based on a real-life scandal.

June 12, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Fuelled by a fascinating story and its sensational performances, Bad Education is a movie worthy of its star-power and ambitions.

May 18, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Jackman and Janney are terrific. Both actors have the innate ability to truly disappear into the character they are playing.

April 30, 2020 | Rating: 8.1/10 | Full Review…

Jackman does a magnificent job of portraying a man who has been lying so long on so many fronts, even he isn't sure of the truth any longer.

April 28, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The movie works best, in the end, by convincing us that these people are perfectly ordinary.

April 28, 2020 | Full Review…

[Hugh] Jackman is excellent in this movie.

April 27, 2020 | Full Review…

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