Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Teaching Mrs. Tingle



Critic Consensus: As a dark comedy-thriller, this movie lacks humor and thrill.

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After the success of Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and television's Dawson's Creek, screenwriter Kevin Williamson made his directorial debut with this screwball thriller in which an honor roll student and two friends kidnap their witchy teacher. Although her single mom (Lesley Ann Warren), a waitress, struggles to make ends meet, aspiring writer Leigh Ann Watson (Katie Holmes) works hard, avoids sexual temptation, and focuses on her studies. She hopes to make valedictorian and earn a … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Kevin Williamson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 1999
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as Mrs. Tingle

as Leigh Ann Watson

as Jo Lynn Jordan

as Luke Churner

as Coach Wenchell

as Faye Watson

as Trudie Tucker

as Principal Potter

as Ms. Banks

as Ms. Gold

as Professor
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Critic Reviews for Teaching Mrs. Tingle

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (26)

Deadly dull!

January 1, 2000
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Insipid and thick!

January 1, 2000
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

Terrible, painful!

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue!

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

A dull assignment.

January 1, 2000
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a spectacularly mediocre movie!

January 1, 2000
Miami Herald
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Teaching Mrs. Tingle


Yes, this may have had a bunch of 90s teen stars, but that doesn't mean it wasn't also a good teen movie. The characters are relate-able, although the situation isn't. This movie has a good balance between thrills and laughs, I liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren) is a teacher who is hated by almost everyone, including students and even most of the other faculty members. Mrs. Tingle seems to have a dislike for everyone, even if they're super smart, such as Leigh Ann (Katie Holmes). Leigh Ann must be the valedictorian in order to get a scholarship and have a chance to attend college. It seems like the only obstacle in her way is Mrs. Tingle's judgement.
"Teaching Mrs. Tingle" wasn't a bad movie at all. Helen Mirren does a spectacular job playing as the dreaded Mrs. Tingle, and the movie is very interesting, especially after you find out what Leigh Ann's and two of her friends' plans are to do with Mrs. Tingle.

Just as long as you like interesting movies that don't get boring, give "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" a chance! It just might teach you a lesson. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2001. Never expected to like this one much, a surprise.

Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

this was an alright movie, helen mirren is playing the teacher who is basically a bitch and is trying to ruin thiis student whose working hard for scholarship played by katie holmes and even though it has some comiic value they are short and fair between so its an watchable movie!

Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

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