The Student (2017) Movie Review

The Student (2017)   3/53/53/53/53/5


Alicia Leigh Willis in The Student (2017)

Teaching Ethics

After she ended up getting a man sentenced for some thing he didn't do, former lawyer, Abigail (Alicia Leigh Willis - Dangerous Company), has returned to law school to teach with a mission that her students will truly grasp ethics. But she finds herself dealing with Vance Van Sickle (Blake Michael), an A grade student who has an air of arrogance about him and is determined to achieve perfection. When Abigail believes he is being dishonest and cheating on the class she fails him but in doing so opens up a whole other issue as she finds herself the target of his anger.

In the left hand corner we have Abigail who when we first meet her is teaching a class but of course as "The Student" progresses we learn more about her, she is on prescription medicine, her other half has some trust issues and she had her own ethical issues in the courtroom which not only had a bad outcome for a defendant but also her. In the right hand corner we have Vance Van Sickle a driven student who is determined to pass no matter what he has to do to achieve his goals. And as the movie progresses we discover that he is a liar but also his father was wrongly convicted and ended up committing suicide. I will leave it there as there are other revelations in "The Student" but I am sure you can read between the lines and guess that Vance does what ever it takes to destroy Abigail.

What this means is that "The Student" is the sort of thriller which for those who enjoy made for TV thrillers will enjoy as we have the good woman and the psycho with a storyline which is easy to follow with those revelations coming every so often. Yes at times it is all a little ridiculous with of course the whole set up escalating until Abigail has to fight for her life, so to speak, but as I said this is the sort of easy to follow thriller which you could put on and get other jobs done whilst watching.

What this all boils down to is that "The Student" is just some routine entertainment for those who enjoy the easy to follow and pretty obvious nature of made for TV thrillers. As such whilst there are certainly better thrillers out there this one isn't completely terrible.


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