The English Teacher Synopsis
An English teacher steps outside of her comfort zone in order to help a former student realize his dreams of being a play write.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
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?
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Under Craig Zisk’s frisky direction, the entire cast is superb and wrinkle-free. The screenplay, by husband-wife team Dan and Stacy...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Nathan Lane steals the show in this tale of a high school English teacher who becomes obsessed with a student's play.
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50

The A.V. Club

By Ben Kenigsberg
Even the sitcom stylings might not matter if the movie were funny, but in spite of the potential for Guffman-esque comedy, The English...
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50

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The line between “cute” and “cutesy” is violated, repeatedly, in the sometimes funny, often cloying comedy The English Teacher.
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40

The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The acting, especially Ms. Moore’s, is solid. But her strong, sympathetic performance fails to transform The English Teacher into anything...
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Betsy Sharkey
The English Teacher is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both.
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20

Village Voice

By Nick Schager
A respectable cast and much noisy boisterousness isn't enough to generate a single laugh.
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By sefnfot
I have to admit that the entire story came to a phenomenal ending when Moore started contradicting her ego. Michaels performance was once again a ringmaster in being the center stage for others to...

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Rated R | For Sexual content and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Devoted teacher makes a fateful mistake in solid comedy.
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