Teaching Mrs. Tingle Reviews

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January 1, 2011
Misguided teen thriller -- don't bother.
October 22, 2009
Helen Mirren's acting stands out in this mean-spirited dark comedy like an original Picasso in a paint-by-numbers art show.
September 23, 2007
Here you have a movie in which three teenagers go to a teacher's house and take her hostage. Either you go all the way with that premise, or you don't go there at all.
December 6, 2005
April 9, 2005
August 1, 2003
...a disappointingly flat piece of work.
December 8, 2002
July 20, 2002
The only thing this film teaches is how to kill brain cells. One of the very worst screenplays that single-handedly eradicates the talent Kevin Williamson had.
Top Critic
March 22, 2002
January 1, 2000
Helen Mirren makes a magnificent villain!
January 1, 2000
It's Kevin's chance to exercise his Hitchcock muscles and advance from the irony-laced fright of Scream to something really terrifying: Helen Mirren's horrifying pedal extremities!
January 1, 2000
The moral to the story, if any, is rather vague, as are Mrs. Tingle's motives.
January 1, 2000
Dismal.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Admittedly junky but wickedly watchable revenge fantasy.
January 1, 2000
Mirren singlehandedly rescues the project from being pointless nonsense; this brilliant actress can communicate more with a twitch of a lip or a well-timed flick of her eyelashes than anyone else in the cast can with pages of dialogue.
January 1, 2000
As a routinely cruel, often vicious, miserably unhappy teacher, Mirren offers a complex, brilliantly disciplined performance!
January 1, 2000
Deadly dull!
January 1, 2000
A pat, hollow exercise!
January 1, 2000
Even a fantasy, whoever it's for, has to have a plot that minimally makes sense, characters that make decisions based on coherent personalities, and a consistent tone. Unfortunately, Teaching Mrs. Tingle lacks all three.
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