Bad Education

Bad Education ★★★½

Not as sardonic as I expected—and better for it—but the writing gets generic at times, too focused on neatly tying together the narrative and thematic content. Finley's direction and Jackman's magnetic performance elevate the weaker scenes, but I wish Finley had taken a pass on the script, even at the risk of it ending up more cynical. Still, it mostly satisfies my craving for Shattered Glass-esque stories of incisive journalism and malfeasance.

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