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American Teacher Reviews

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Joseph Jon Lanthier
Slant Magazine

In the sense that it perpetuates a compartmentalized view of education, American Teacher does more harm than good.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

September 25, 2011
Brent Simon

An inoffensive but hardly essential piece of occupational boosterism.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: C

September 30, 2011
Harvey S. Karten

A staid documentary about teaching below the college level marred by incessant, unnecessary music in the soundtrack and by conventional direction.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

September 8, 2011
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

There is a passionate, combative and riveting documentary to be made about the plight of the American schoolteacher, but unfortunately the well-meaning, unfailingly decent and overly slack American Teacher isn't it.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 30, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Featuring a tedious procession of statistics, graphs and talking heads, American Teacher undercuts the forcefulness of its arguments with its underwhelming presentation.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 29, 2011
Nora Lee Mandel

[S]upplements lots of stats with teachers' true tales. . . [E]ffective portraits poignantly personalize the multitude of charts and testimony from many education experts.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 6/10

October 9, 2011
Alison Willmore
AV Club

The film is relentlessly one-sided enough to become tiring, but it's impossible not to feel for the main characters, who all love what they do while continually being forced to question how feasible it is.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

September 29, 2011
Sarah Boslaugh

Vanessa Roth's documentary American Teacher positions itself as a rebuttal to those who make political points maligning American teachers.

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

March 9, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people's children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 5/5

September 30, 2011
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Convincing docu highlights underappreciated teachers.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2011
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A provocative documentary that sheds light on the reasons why teachers deserve higher salaries so they can flourish in the classroom doing what they love to do best.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2011
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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A heartfelt, bittersweet portrait of several teachers as they make the difficult decision of whether to stick with the profession.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

September 29, 2011
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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What's made powerfully clear is that we've reached a dire point of crisis that, while largely rooted in economics, is about so much more than dollars and cents.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 27, 2011
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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As we watch the individuals in "American Teacher" struggle with the burdens the system places on them, it's hard not to feel like crying, both for them specifically and for our national culture.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 29, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Terrific, uplifting and heartbreaking study of what it's like to teach in America today should inspire intense admiration and even more intense anger over what is revealed.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 30, 2011

New York Times
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