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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Critic Reviews

  1. 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.
  2. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    May 16, 2013
    30
    The English Teacher is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    May 14, 2013
    20
    A respectable cast and much noisy boisterousness isn't enough to generate a single laugh.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jan 6, 2016
    8
    I think I really like Julianne Moore here. She's quite funny, moreover her role as an English teacher who loves literature so much and lovesI think I really like Julianne Moore here. She's quite funny, moreover her role as an English teacher who loves literature so much and loves being alone as much as I do. Haha. Feels like this movie's talking about people like me with our lonely passion??? Of course without that affair with her former student. Eww!
    This is just the best comedy of Julianne Moore, despite its average story. You know, I've never really liked her. But this movie, and Carrie, change my personal opinion about her. Can't wait to watch Still Alice. ^^
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  2. Dec 25, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I enjoyed the comedy & romance. Also appreciate how quickly actions can get blown out of proportion.. Glad that in this as tory th as t collaboration and common sense prevailed. Full Review »
  3. 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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