Eppler: 'Bad Education' a smart, twisty crime story

The HBO movie "Bad Education" is a darkly funny and consistently surprising telling of a huge embezzlement scheme that enveloped a wealthy school district in the early 2000s - all uncovered by a high school newspaper journalist who asked the right questions.

RATING SCALE

* * * * * Incredible - One of the best of the year* * * * Excellent - Touches greatness with only minor quibbles* * * Good - Plenty to like, definitely worth seeing* * Mediocre - You can do better