Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The most pressing question I took away from the film is, Are they really still teaching "A Tale of Two Cities" in honors English classes? Read full review
Under Craig Zisk’s frisky direction, the entire cast is superb and wrinkle-free. The screenplay, by husband-wife team Dan and Stacy Chariton, is thin as a poker chip but as clever as it is contrived. Read full review
Nathan Lane steals the show in this tale of a high school English teacher who becomes obsessed with a student's play. Read full review
Even the sitcom stylings might not matter if the movie were funny, but in spite of the potential for Guffman-esque comedy, The English Teacher boasts few surprises—except perhaps its message, which seems to be that selling out isn’t so bad. Chalk it up to a case of “write what you know.” Read full review
The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances. Read full review
A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher. Read full review
The line between “cute” and “cutesy” is violated, repeatedly, in the sometimes funny, often cloying comedy The English Teacher. Read full review
The acting, especially Ms. Moore’s, is solid. But her strong, sympathetic performance fails to transform The English Teacher into anything more than a sitcom devoid of laughs, except for a soupçon of literary humor. It is a movie at odds with itself. Read full review
The English Teacher is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. Read full review
A respectable cast and much noisy boisterousness isn't enough to generate a single laugh. Read full review
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