Teaching Mrs. Tingle Reviews

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Top Critic
March 22, 2002
January 1, 2000
Dismal.
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.
January 1, 2000
Terrible, painful!
January 1, 2000
Contains enough amusing moments and unpredictable twists for the film to score with teen audiences.
January 1, 2000
A dull assignment.
January 1, 2000
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is a spectacularly mediocre movie!
January 1, 2000
Williamson rarely gets beyond the schematic, arbitrary nature of the characters' relationships.
January 1, 2000
A screenful of nothingness!
January 1, 2000
Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue!
January 1, 2000
Insipid and thick!
January 1, 2000
The movie needs a few more ideas and a lot more thrills to excite viewers, whether young or old.
January 1, 2000
Newly benign, and noticeably clumsy.
January 1, 2000
The lack of surprises, plot twists, and clever dialogue makes this a distressingly lame offering.
January 1, 2000
A wildly uneven and sloppily directed movie, full of clashing tones and undigested bits of superior films.
January 1, 2000
Teaching Mrs. Tingle reveals Williamson not only to be as accomplished a director as he is a writer but also his willingness to move beyond horror to psychological suspense.
January 1, 2000
Depressing!
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