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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. 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 truly in their element for 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
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    May 31, 2013
    50
    A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher.
  2. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    May 30, 2013
    50
    The picture is perfectly watchable but rarely compelling, because the filmmakers are too timid to take any chances.
  3. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 23, 2013
    40
    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.