The Class

Metascore
92

Universal acclaim - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The Class is a one-trick show: once you spot its approach, the narrative falls into a routine. To the "nsiders," the film is as familiar as an an aerial virtual reality ride would be to an airplane pilot. (This is hardly a surprise, since Bégaudeau was himself once an insider, though now safe in a film critic's chair.)

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 93 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 34
  2. Negative: 7 out of 34
  1. May 4, 2016
    9
    The Class is in that list of first-rate movies and it joins in first class. First class all the way! So much for 2008 movies, right? This highThe Class is in that list of first-rate movies and it joins in first class. First class all the way! So much for 2008 movies, right? This high school is in first class for now. Full Review »
  2. Jan 17, 2016
    8
    Two great thing about this film:

    1. The topic (integrating migrants into societies) is very relevant in today's society. However, the film
    Two great thing about this film:

    1. The topic (integrating migrants into societies) is very relevant in today's society. However, the film takes on the issue neutrally - it's neither pro-immigration or anti-immigration. It just shows the difficulties of dealing with the integration of people who are vastly different.

    2. It's super-real, yet it isn't a documentary. It may portray an immigrant school, but it's more close to showing how students behave in any ordinary school than any other movie I've seen.
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  3. Oct 14, 2013
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This movie is not made for entertainment or for enjoyment, it is made to be a representation to the world of the difficulties of being a teacher in a French education environment. I am a student and found it mediocre as it was so accurate to a classroom situation. I appreciate this and I believe that this film explores the classroom atmosphere in a naturalistic sense without showing any extremes and still while highlighting key flaws that can occur anywhere, neither does it preach these flaws or show any resolve it just shows them. This is a brave move for any film writer and this is why it is so highly praised by the critics as they appreciate this courage and also find the film captivating in its unresolved nature. Full Review »