School Ties 1992

Critics score:
68 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: School Ties has a leafy, genteel look that is somehow less than convincing, perhaps because the hairdos are too tidy and the resemblances to other prep-school stories too clear. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: This is a bewildering mixture of fairly accomplished storytelling, awkward contrivances in the script, and lies in the overall conception so egregious they undercut any pretensions the film might have to social seriousness. Read more

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Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: School Ties is surprisingly effective. Read more

Time Out: More notable perhaps for a roster of future stars and Oscar winners than for its unexceptional plot, this well executed film nevertheless has its charms. Read more

Jeanne Cooper, Washington Post: There's a dramatic imbalance to Dick Wolf and Darryl Ponicsan's screenplay. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Director Robert Mandel, best known for the flashy techno-thriller F/X, brings a surprisingly sensitive touch to this earnest story of intolerance. Read more