A Teacher Reviews

June 28, 2016
Hannah Fidell drops us into her emotionally heavy drama A Teacher-devoid of the logistics in lieu of the insatiable connection they so obviously share.
April 8, 2014
A starkly bitter antidote to the basic cable movies-of-the-week that have traditionally been made about teacher-student affairs.
March 27, 2014
An intimate, tres European, two-character piece free of easy moralism that ranks among the best debuts in recent memory.
January 12, 2014
Lindsay Burdge gives a fine performance in this film. The story starts out looking predictable, and it is. The only mystery is why the main character behaves the way she does, and that is not explained.
December 9, 2013
As the teacher, Lindsay Burdge gives a stunning performance.
September 5, 2013
Fidell's use of choppy, Wong Kar Wai-style slow motion seems incongruous at first, but eventually becomes an effective expression of Burdge's mental state-time sputtering like a bad motor.
September 3, 2013
A strong dramatic vision and the intelligence to carry it out with minimal resources..the kind of movie we need more of: thought-provoking, unshowy but deeply affecting.
August 26, 2013
Fidell still surprises with the direction of her film, and as honest as it is, as true as it feels, A Teacher still packs a punch.
August 26, 2013
A short, sharp burst of concentrated character-based storytelling that builds considerable emotional intensity.
August 25, 2013
The premise is attractive, but the execution is unfinished. Lindsay Burdge as the teacher who falls for her student makes this undiscovered indie worthwhile. But while we have reason to believe she's smart, we never understand why she's so stupid.
July 30, 2013
Burdge's performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout - if ever there's a reason to seek this one out, it would be for her.