The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) Reviews

March 21, 2016
The Kindergarten Teacher is stylish, pretentious and cerebral, with characters so schematic that they only intermittently resemble actual human beings.
August 13, 2015
Lapid, following his acclaimed 2014 hostage drama "Policeman," clearly has a lot on his mind here. But he tells his overlong story in such a diffuse, at times elliptical way that his reach exceeds its grasp.
August 13, 2015
There are annoying and deadly dull passages in The Kindergarten Teacher. There are also intriguing elements that will stick with you after the final credits roll -- if you make it that far.
July 31, 2015
"The Kindergarten Teacher" is too lackadaisical to be as profound as it thinks it is.
July 30, 2015
What is weird, and ultimately destructive, is the way that The Kindergarten Teacher conceptualizes its child prodigy.
July 29, 2015
Israeli director Nadav Lapid uses a well-worn concept - a lonely little boy is taken under a teacher's wing - to create a slow, creepy movie.
July 29, 2015
Slightly mesmerizing performances from Larry and young Shnaidman just manage to sustain interest in this quiet story. Even if it's going nowhere.
October 16, 2014
As a dramatist Lapid can be too oblique for his own good, and his story runs off the rails in the last half-hour.