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Educating Rita Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Janet Maslin

    The essentially two-character play has been opened up to the point that it includes a variety of settings and subordinate figures, but it never approaches anything lifelike.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Educating Rita, which might have been a charming human comedy, disintegrated into a forced march through a formula relationship.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Variety

    Aided greatly by an expert film adaptation by its playwright, Willy Russell, Gilbert has come up with an irresistible story about a lively, lower-class British woman hungering for an education and the rather, staid, degenerating English professor who reluctantly provides her with one.

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