• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Craig Zisk
    In Theaters:
    May 17, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 27, 2013
  • Cinedigm

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The English Teacher Reviews

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Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine

Funny and fulfilling, Craig Zisk has created a small, triumphant feature film debut.

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 7.2/10

May 31, 2013
Katherine Monk
Canada.com

In short, The English Teacher is nothing fancy. It's a compromise made in the interest of good taste, and while that may not stand the test of time, it proves easy in the moment.

Full Review Source: Canada.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

Nicely done package of high school hijinks with a few comedic surprises.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 7/10

May 30, 2013
Leah Rozen
TheWrap
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Pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe The English Teacher, an ingratiating little comedy that aims to please and succeeds at its modest goal.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

May 29, 2013
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
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A screwball comedy that could have been screwier, "The English Teacher" is as interesting for its cast as its content.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 24, 2013
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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Under Craig Zisk's frisky direction, the entire cast is superb and wrinkle-free. The screenplay, by husband-wife team Dan and Stacy Chariton, is thin as a poker chip but as clever as it is contrived.

Full Review Source: New York Observer | Original Score: 3/4

May 22, 2013
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Julianne Moore excels in this amusing comedy about a flawed heroine who loses all sense of perspective but deserves a happy ending anyway.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

May 19, 2013
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Greg Kinnear does a nice supporting job as Jason's dad.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: B

May 17, 2013
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

Moore shows physical-comedy chops that are both admirable and quite funny..a small but very funny treat with a cast to die for.

Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine

May 17, 2013
Simon Brookfield
We Got This Covered

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 Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 6/10

May 16, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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This is a brisk comedy, with some formulaic moments made better by a top-notch cast ...

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 16, 2013
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

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

May 15, 2013
Scott Foundas
Variety
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 14, 2013
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

A student gets an English teacher out of her shell in a story told with solid comic timing.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

May 11, 2013
Richard Haridy
Quickflix

In a perfect encapsulation of form and content, The English Teacher tells a story of an artist who reluctantly adds a happy ending to his play while the movie itself forces a happy ending into a story that is laced with underlying sadness.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 3, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Sharp performances can't save this ill-conceived drama set in a contemporary high school that seems to exist on some faraway planet.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

June 12, 2013
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
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A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

May 31, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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Apropos of its title, The English Teacher feels like a movie written as a homework assignment.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

May 30, 2013
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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The report card for low-key high school comedy The English Teacher would read something like this: Weak effort; this student is too easily distracted, fails to follow through and turns in unfinished work.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 30, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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The movie doesn't do enough with its cast or its idea; it's an underachiever that simply doesn't try hard enough.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 24, 2013
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