Teaching Mrs. Tingle Synopsis
With their futures threatened by false accusations of cheating, three teens take revenge.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Williamson's screenplay doesn't match the cleverness of his conceit; it lacks the requisite archness and wit.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Mark Caro
The same bland vision of teendom that's become inescapable on the small and big screens.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Very much a freshman effort, lacking focus, edge.
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50

Mr. Showbiz

By Kevin Maynard
Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Mirren is about the only reason this slow-moving revenge tale tingles at all.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A derisively vicious show-off satire, a plastic exercise in authority bashing.
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38

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
An ugly, failed attempt to pull off a "Heathers"-style, teen-oriented black comedy.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Mostly a screenful of nothingness.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
There is nothing funny about the situation in Teaching Mrs. Tingle.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Williamson's script, which he also directed, is spiteful and shallow.
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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids 15 and under Misguided teen thriller -- don't bother.
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