To start with, however, Bad Education kicks off without much explanation as to what viewers can expect in the 100 minute film.
But everything is calculated in this film. In an effortless display of storytelling, viewers slowly but surely witness what exactly is going wrong in Roslyn High School before the characters do.
So then, when things inevitably crumble for Tassone and his right-hand-woman Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney), it is even more satisfying to see the characters around them reacting in exuberant ways.
Jackman in particular is astounding. Bringing a cool, Patrick Bateman-esque vibe to his performance, he owns every scene he is in.