Faculty, The

Starring: Salma Hayek, Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Christopher McDonald, Famke Janssen, Jon Abrahams, Robert Patrick

Directed by: Robert Rodriguez

Produced by: Los Hooligans Productions, Dimension Films

Distributed by: Miramax, Dimension

Genre: horror

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Review by Xibo Date seen: January 10, 1999
Viewing Location: Guttenberg, NJ Grade: B
Summary: Rodriguez can do better than this.
Robert Rodriguez directed this horror flick. He does a good job, and I wasn't aware it was Rodriguez until the end credits. He's capable of much better work, and I hope this doesn't start a nasty trend of him getting pigeon-holed into doing just horror movies. The film itself is okay, but the cast is kinda lame, 'cept for Robert Patrick's role as the football coach. The plot is basically a cross between Heinlein's "The Puppet Masters" (mentioned in the film!) and your typical high school teen angst dreck. The special effects are pretty good, and for a horror flick the overall movie is above average. Rodriguez has done better in the past though, like Desperado and From Dusk 'til Dawn. 

B+ B+ B+
Review by tmon Date seen: August 4, 2000
Viewing Location: New York City Grade: B+
Summary: A bit fun . . .
. . . but too much like an 80s teen angst movie. And that big monster??? I have seen that far too many times. See it on cable. (P.S. I think Bebe Neuwirth is the best and really needs to pick her roles more carefully.) 

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