The Faculty

The Faculty

Robert Rodriguez (1998)

99min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Scream writer Kevin Williamson teams up with From Dusk till Dawn director Robert Rodriguez for this enjoyable reworking of alien-invasion movies that's bolstered by Williamson's patented in-jokes and genre subversions. Considerably less subtle than the 1950s films that inspired it, this sci-fi horror thriller succeeds thanks to the assured performances of the teenage cast, zippy direction and the writer's refusal to take even the most tense moments seriously. Along the way, there's humorous homage paid to sci-fi related novels, TV and films. Despite a disappointing reliance on digital effects in the final third, this is classy extraterrestrial entertainment.

Summary

Six high-school students notice their teachers behaving strangely, and realise they have been replaced by shape-changing aliens who are planning to take over the world. Robert Rodriguez's sci-fi horror, starring Elijah Wood, Jordana Brewster, Josh Hartnett, Robert Patrick and Famke Janssen.

Cast & Crew

Zeke Josh Hartnett
Casey Connor Elijah Wood
Stokely Clea DuVall
Delilah Jordana Brewster
Marybeth Laura Harris
Stan Shawn Hatosy
Nurse Harper Salma Hayek
Coach Willis Robert Patrick
Mrs Olson Piper Laurie
Miss Burke Famke Janssen
Principal Valerie Drake Bebe Neuwirth
Professor Furlong Jon Stewart
Mr Tate Daniel Von Bargen
Gabe Usher Raymond
Mr Connor Christopher McDonald
Mr Knowles Harry Knowles
"F*** you" girl Summer Phoenix
Director Robert Rodriguez
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, a sex scene, drug abuse and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama