The English Teacher

Metascore
42

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
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  1. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    May 16, 2013
    30
    The English Teacher is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both.
  2. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 14, 2013
    20
    A respectable cast and much noisy boisterousness isn't enough to generate a single laugh.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    May 10, 2013
    20
    Despite a lead performance by the always welcome Julianne Moore it is rudderless in its presentation and outright stupid in its central conceits.
User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 17, 2015
    7
    Does former student count...!

    A perfect role for Julianne Moore. All the other characters were nicely arranged around her's. It was a story
    Does former student count...!

    A perfect role for Julianne Moore. All the other characters were nicely arranged around her's. It was a story based on the high school teacher and her ex-student, joining together for a school project. In the middle part, a wonderful development in the story turns the convincing second half. Some people are not a good listener, they try to finish the sentence before the speech givers. Such small instance, sometime may create a big trouble. Not right away, but it takes time of its own. At some point the truth will meet and all the hell will break out.

    A movie with a good narration, but very familiar and predictable. Pleased performances, individually, but casts did not blend well together. Overall, a better movie than what I've heard about it, especially compared to so many overrated recent films. Easily just an above average, should have been better in the many parts, but the quality is there and entertains. In the end, it gives satisfactory for what it is. If you expect something more beautiful or powerful, this isn't the right film for you.

    6.5/10
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  2. May 26, 2013
    8
    This is Julianne Moore's movie. She's in almost every scene and has the chops to pull it off. She plays a single, stereotypical high schoolThis is Julianne Moore's movie. She's in almost every scene and has the chops to pull it off. She plays a single, stereotypical high school teacher with no personal lifeā€¦until one of her former students returns home with a play he's written. She takes it upon herself to bring it to the stage (with the help of drama teacher, the always funny Nathan Lane). There are other supporting roles that add to the humorous momentum (notably the school administrators). This movie is as light and predictable as a TV episode and some of that could be the director, Craig Zisk, a talented veteran of the medium. Although it's in no way memorable, this is a sweet little trifle with charming comic energy. Full Review »
  3. May 17, 2013
    10
    Cute, sweet, great acting. I love both Julianne Moore and Nathan Lane, so this was the perfect flick for me. I thought both of them were trulyCute, sweet, great acting. I love both Julianne Moore and Nathan Lane, so this was the perfect flick for me. I thought both of them were truly in their element for English Teacher Full Review »