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Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 6 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Alison Willmore
    Aug 22, 2012
    33
    The film owes a lot to "Napoleon Dynamite," though it could have borrowed more of the underlying sweetness of Jared Hess' film, and less of other things, like its eyebrow-raising treatment of race.
  2. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Aug 30, 2012
    30
    General Education is kind of like a science-fair project slapped together at the last minute -- a sad, withered potato pierced with copper wires, rotting on the counter next to a resplendent baking-soda volcano. You can't help but feel a little sorry for the poor spud.
  3. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Aug 23, 2012
    30
    Among the problems with the humorless comedy General Education is that the lead character's sister is more interesting than he is, and she spends much of her screen time as a mute mime.
  4. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Aug 23, 2012
    25
    Wavers between extreme silliness and unbearable earnestness.
  5. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Aug 23, 2012
    20
    As generic and forgettable as its title, this half-hearted attempt at a teen comedy feels like a term paper you might buy online: poorly written and cribbed from a million other sources.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Aug 19, 2012
    12
    Too derivative to be amusing and too earnest to be parodic, it assumes the form of countless other teen comedies minus any wit or drama.

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