“Its The Teen Version Of Invasion Of The Body Snatchers”
“If You Were Going To Take Over The World, Would You Blow Up The White House 'Independence Day' Style, Or Sneak In Through The Back Door? ”
“I Need Robert Rogriguiz Films To Ruin My Life ”
“The Body Snatchers In High School”
Owen Gleiberman - Entertainment Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
Lawrence Van Gelder - New York Times
Since the codes of science fiction are different from horror's cant, the patented Williamson method doesn't make a perfect fit with the material; Faculty's fun, but less fun than it could be.
Gary Dauphin - Village Voice
Dennis Harvey - Variety
- Globe and Mail
Just whiskers away from being really snazzy, "The Faculty" still manages to make for a fun night out.
Charles Taylor - Salon.com
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
Kevin Thomas - Los Angeles Times
Surely isn't perfect, but it's a solid genre offering from Robert Rodriguez.
Felix Vasquez Jr. - Cinema Crazed
A zesty, charming sci-fi horror-thriller with better performances and far better production values than you'd expect.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
- Sight and Sound
The Kevin Williamson formula (rewrite familiar horror scenarios and have the characters note the familiarity) has gotten to be a bore, and in this case it makes no sense.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
A crappy teen horror movie, but in director Robert Rodriguez's hands it's at least agreeably crappy.
Rob Gonsalves - eFilmCritic.com
This smart, involving sci-fi picture, set in an Ohio high school, pays homage to several genre faves, notably Invasion of the Body Snatchers and The Thing.
Nigel Floyd - Time Out
- Time Out
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
Dragan Antulov - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Jim Harrington - Palo Alto Weekly
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
- Film Threat
James Rocchi - Netflix
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
A moviegoer looking for an empty-headed waste of time could do worse.
David Luty - Film Journal International
The sci-fi/horror genre could take a lesson from "The Faculty."
Dwayne E. Leslie - Boxoffice Magazine
Williamson's take-it-apart-and-put-it-back-together stitchmanship has become an arduous borefest.
Tom Meek - Boston Phoenix
- Boston Phoenix
The Faculty consistently draws attention to its own ill-joined cracks and seams.
Peter Matthews - Sight and Sound
A decidedly average film with flashes of inspiration.
Andrew Howe - Film Written Magazine
If you have the feeling you've been here before, you have.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Mike DeWolfe - Apollo Guide
Be ashamed, Kevin Williamson. Be very ashamed.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
- Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Erik Childress - eFilmCritic.com
Stuart Klawans - Nation
- Irish Times
Scott Renshaw - rec.arts.movies.reviews
Edward Johnson-Ott - NUVO Newsweekly
Stuart Klawans - The Nation
Another smart and pop-culturally hip film from Williamson.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
Bradley Null - Filmcritic.com
What could have been an interesting update of Body Snatchers for the teen crowd becomes a very bland Robert A. Heinlein's The Breakfast Club.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
Gemma Files - eye WEEKLY
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve
All the students were stereotypes.
Dennis Schwartz - Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
MaryAnn Johanson - Flick Filosopher
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
The Faculty is a witty deconstruction of sci-fi movies - and a bloody good time at the movies.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Rodriguez puts his money into the predictable place - special effects - and you wonder where the imagination went.
Allan Ulrich - San Francisco Examiner
Madeleine Williams - Cinematter
Will there a bigger, better blast of pure, unpretentious, popcorn entertainment this holiday season? Not bloody likely.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
David Keyes - Cinemaphile.org
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
Louis B. Hobson - Jam! Movies