Lesson Plan (2022) – Action Movie on Netflix – Review: A New Full Contact Movie

Lesson Plan is an action-thriller directed by Daniel Markowicz, starring Piotr Witkowski. The screenplay is written by Daniel Bernardi.

A “badass” movie with a retro touch that so reminds us of the movies back in the 90’s with fighters like Van Damme and Lundgren.

Note: there is no English dubbed trailer of this movie. Despair not, for the movie is dubbed, and quite well, might I add.

Premise

Following the death of a teacher, a traumatized former police officer takes on a job at the high school intent on taking down the fentanyl dealing gang he believes is responsible for the murder of his friend.

Movie Review

Here we have a number with simple characters and a storyline that is a replica of 90’s Hollywood productions, but more inclined to moralize.

There is hardly a scene where there is no fighting, and when there is none the “master” shows his tender and patronizing side.

A wonderfully kitschy movie, in style, form and narrative. Laden with fight scenes, it will probably entertain quite a few.

Our Opinion

The highlight is when the protagonist quotes Bruce Lee with the classic “be water” line. The rest of the movie is consecutive fighting scenes, let it be during training or on the streets where the bad guys hang out, with the odd interjections of romantic scenes (the protagonist does have a heart). It is not a decidedly bad movie as it stays true to the fighting movie genre, but the story is overly dramatic, if not melodramatic, moralizing, and has some truly kitschy moments, which in a strange way contrast with the constant kicking, punching and what seem to be krav maga moves.

Release Date

November 23, 2022

Where to Watch Lesson Plan

Netflix

Cast

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Piotr Witkowski

Antonina Jarnuszkiewicz
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Jan Wieczorkowski
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Marcin Bosak
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Daniel Namiotko

Rafał Zawierucha

Nicolas Przygoda

Zuzanna Galewicz

Pascal Fischer

Roma Gąsiorowska

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Lesson Plan (2022)

Lesson Plan

Movie title: Lesson Plan

Movie description: Following the death of a teacher, a traumatized former police officer takes on a job at the high school intent on taking down the gang he believes is responsible for the murder of his friend.

Date published: November 21, 2022

Country: Poland

Duration: 101 mins

Author: Veronica Loop

Director(s): Daniel Markowicz

Actor(s): Piotr Witkowski, Jan Wieczorkowski, Antonina Jarnuszkiewicz, Nicolas Przygoda, Daniel Namiotko, Rafal Zawierucha, Zuzanna Galewicz

Genre: Thriller, Action

Our Opinion

The highlight is when the protagonist quotes Bruce Lee with the classic “be water” line. The rest of the movie is consecutive fighting scenes, let it be during training or on the streets where the bad guys hang out, with the odd interjections of romantic scenes (the protagonist does have a heart). It is not a decidedly bad movie as it stays true to the fighting movie genre, but the story is overly dramatic, if not melodramatic, moralizing, and has some truly kitschy moments, which in a strange way contrast with the constant kicking, punching and what seem to be krav maga moves.

Overall

2.1
Veronica Loop
Veronica Loop
Veronica Loop, the distinguished editor-in-chief of Martin Cid Magazine (MCM), is a true visionary in the world of media. Known for her sharp wit and impeccable taste, she has revolutionized the industry with her innovative ideas and passionate approach to storytelling. Her writing is both eloquent and thought-provoking, enticing readers from all corners of the globe. As a leader, she exudes confidence and grace, inspiring her team to reach new heights and consistently produce top-quality content.
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