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  • Summary: Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is a sweet and proper elementary school teacher whose perfect manners and pretty floral dresses hide a dark secret: when she’s not teaching at the local elementary school or tending to her garden, she’s moonlighting as a gun-toting vigilante.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 4 out of 13
  1. Reviewed by: Serena Donadoni
    Nov 11, 2014
    90
    Holmes and Dale are ideal together, turning a polite courtship and charged relationship (including a sex scene that's both giddy and profound) into a twisted, compelling expression of unconditional love.
  2. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Nov 13, 2014
    70
    Holmes’ performance helps Miss Meadows considerably: It’s so relentlessly upbeat and deliberately artificial that it admits no cynicism or judgment, and it makes the film daringly weird.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Truitt
    Nov 13, 2014
    63
    It exists somewhere between serious character study and satirical fish-out-of-water story, never figuring out which it wants to be.
  4. Reviewed by: Tomas Hachard
    Nov 10, 2014
    50
    Perhaps Karen Leigh Hopkins's intent was to subtly suggest the surreal aspects of the story, but ultimately she underplays her hand.
  5. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 13, 2014
    40
    Director-screenwriter Hopkins is unsuccessful in navigating the absurd storyline’s jarring tonal shifts, with the result that this kinder, gentler variation on Ms. 45 mainly emerges as off-puttingly bizarre.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Nov 13, 2014
    40
    When writer and director are one and the same, there’s always a risk that the project will suffer from a lack of perspective. Indeed, in helming her blackly comic indie Miss Meadows, Karen Leigh Hopkins fails to fulfill the potential of her own script.
  7. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Nov 13, 2014
    25
    What makes Miss Meadows egregiously awful is that it has no perspective whatsoever on vigilante justice. As an ostensible work of satire, it lacks bite, never truly questioning or complicating its heroine’s actions; the film isn’t even outrageous enough to be appalling (which paradoxically makes it appalling).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 14, 2014
    6
    Flawed but entertaining.

    It's hard to discuss this film's flaws without discussing what this movie could have been with tighter scripting
    and directing. Of course, you're here to seek guidance about the movie that is - not the better movie I have in my head.

    It's kinda fun. Katie Holmes delivers the goods and you'll likely enjoy yourself watching her.

    I wouldn't pay full price again but would watch it on Netflix or Amazon Prime.
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