The English Teacher Reviews

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Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered
May 16, 2013
Notwithstanding some very bizarre stylistic choices and sometimes erratic character transformations, The English Teacher is a frothy indie dramedy with dedicated performances and plenty of pep.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 16, 2013
This is a brisk comedy, with some formulaic moments made better by a top-notch cast ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2013
"The English Teacher" is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
May 16, 2013
This theatre-centric frolic has a clever, pleasing start, but sadly degenerates into bland formula stuff.
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
May 16, 2013
an exercise in overwrought post-modern indie hipster humor cliché
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Kenigsberg
AV Club
May 16, 2013
Even the sitcom stylings might not matter if the movie were funny, but in spite of the potential for Guffman-esque comedy, The English Teacher boasts few surprises ...
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
May 15, 2013
Someone, somewhere lost their nerve, pruning The English Teacher down to nondescript indie quirk with the occasional blip of enticing insanity.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
May 15, 2013
A fetching dramady starring Julianne Moore as an enthusiastic and vulnerable middle-aged English teacher who turns a corner in her life and realizes she will never be the same again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
The English Teacher reveals that a respectable cast and much noisy boisterousness isn't enough to generate a single laugh.
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Scott Foundas
Variety
May 14, 2013
Benefits from a brisk pace, witty banter and engaging performances, yet still fades from memory faster than a final exam on the first day of summer vacation.
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
May 12, 2013
The second recent release that aims to channel great, time-honored storytelling without being able to tell a great story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 11, 2013
A student gets an English teacher out of her shell in a story told with solid comic timing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
April 19, 2013
Rudderless in its presentation and outright stupid in its central conceits
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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