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  • Summary: When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students'When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left -- an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds, and jocks -- to save the world from alien domination! [Buena Vista] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. A smart, lively and unpretentious exploitation picture...Consistently funny and clever.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    80
    Results may not be Nobel Prize material, but they're zesty and cogent.
  3. 78
    A slam-bang, sci-fi actioner, relentlessly paced and edited, with a pounding soundtrack and some ingenious aliens courtesy of Berni Wrightson and KNB Effects.
  4. 70
    Fine lowbrow entertainment, a fast, funny pastiche of science-fiction, horror, and teen-movie archetypes that is, aside from the original Scream, perhaps the most entertaining, fully realized film of the current postmodern horror/sci-fi cycle.
  5. In a strange way the Williamson of "Dawson's Creek" is now at odds with the sophisticated joker who wrote "Scream."
  6. Reviewed by: Allan Ulrich
    50
    The Faculty deserves a week of detention, not so much for missing the point as for blunting it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Mar 15, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best science fiction movie with teenagers ever. Everyone is great and they can act very well. Also, the movie has a veryThis is one of the best science fiction movie with teenagers ever. Everyone is great and they can act very well. Also, the movie has a very good concept of combining The Breakfast Club with Body Snatchers. Expand
  2. MS.
    Jun 11, 2007
    10
    Excellent. A unique way of twisting the teenage horror genre. Instead of relying on the usual hack n slash tactics that many horror film Excellent. A unique way of twisting the teenage horror genre. Instead of relying on the usual hack n slash tactics that many horror film makers have come to rely on, this film sneaks in a sci-fi undertone to add suspense. The cast of characters is diverse and wonderfully acted. Sure there are a few stock roles but the actors and actresses who fill them do a great job at putting themselves in the roles. It's a shame that this movie didn't gain the same cult following that other teen dramas such as Donnie Darko obtained but all the same, it is a thrilling film. Collapse
  3. Jul 11, 2014
    10
    The Faculty has great actors, action, storyline and witty dialogue. The Faculty was made for a low budget,
    but the effects look expensive
    The Faculty has great actors, action, storyline and witty dialogue. The Faculty was made for a low budget,
    but the effects look expensive because they're elaborate. Overall the whole movie is exciting and
    entertaining.
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  4. May 1, 2011
    8
    A very good horror film that creates an excellent character in Coach. The Faculty is well paced and exciting from start to finish. Modern dayA very good horror film that creates an excellent character in Coach. The Faculty is well paced and exciting from start to finish. Modern day horror films seem obsessed with gore and violence, yet this shows how films within the genre should be made. Almost no gore is necessary, yet the film is still scary and much better because of the lack of gore. The plot is very good and the film is helped by excellent performances from all of the teaching staff. As previously mentioned, the Coach steals the show with a string of brilliant lines and encounters. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    8
    A good high school alien/horror movie. Solid performances all around, especially Elijah Wood. Good writing and direction, interesting concept.A good high school alien/horror movie. Solid performances all around, especially Elijah Wood. Good writing and direction, interesting concept. Nice pacing and atmosphere. A really fun movie to watch. 8.9./10. Expand
  6. Oct 20, 2013
    7
    The main advantage of this movie is a number of great actors (most of them were pretty young and not famous at the moment of production). TheThe main advantage of this movie is a number of great actors (most of them were pretty young and not famous at the moment of production). The story is rather average for Sci Fi, there are some stupidities along the plot. The visual effects are not so good even for 1998. But still it's pretty nice to check it out if you haven't! Expand
  7. j30
    Jan 30, 2012
    6
    Robert Rodriguez follows up his other B-movie (From Dusk Till Dawn) with another B-movie The Faculty, which screams for a cult following.Robert Rodriguez follows up his other B-movie (From Dusk Till Dawn) with another B-movie The Faculty, which screams for a cult following. Robert Rodriguez seems to like settling for mediocrity. The writer Kevin Williamson tries to keep the steam rolling from his work on the first two Scream movies, but is running on fumes. After all that being said I enjoyed the movie for what it is. Expand

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