Bad Education (2019)

dir. Cory Finley. Based on a New York mazing article, about the true story of embezzlement in the New York public school system. Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney both give excellent, believable performances as the school administrators who defraud the public school system. The film definitely has a TV movie feel to it, with the visual style, and simple presentation of the story, but the performances from Jackman and Janney make it an entertaining watch. The most interesting part of the film is watching the school board make their way through the decision to cover up the initial crime, and the mental gymnastics that they go through to justify it. I was hoping for something more daring from the director of the excellent THOROUGHBREDS (2017).

By Nicholas Hudson-Ellis

Co-Founder & Film Programs Manager of Bangkok Screening Room.

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