A Teacher
A Teacher (2013)

Part psychological thriller and part provocative character study, A TEACHER explores the unraveling of a young high school teacher, Diana (Lindsay Burdge), after she begins an affair with one of her teenage students, Eric (Will Brittain).… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 1, 2014
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32%
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25%



Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

The movie is lifeless for its first hour, and the last-minute outpourings are too little, too late.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Ms. Fidell ... has a fine eye but not the makings of a feature-length movie here and, it quickly becomes clear, isn't interested in this relationship or the moral, ethical and legal issues it raises.

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Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine

A starkly bitter antidote to the basic cable movies-of-the-week that have traditionally been made about teacher-student affairs.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

An evocative but ultimately hollow indie drama.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

Fidell's mature style and Burdge's lack of guile are engaging. As the film's emotions grow darker, a lack of ideas comes through.

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Ryan Lattanzio
Thompson on Hollywood

An intimate, tres European, two-character piece free of easy moralism that ranks among the best debuts in recent memory.

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Tomas Hachard
NPR

The diminishing returns in part are due to Burdge's performance, which too often settles for the same look of fraught anxiety. But they also result from Fidell's decision to pare her film down to the barest elements.

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Glimpses of the relationship's dynamics can't overcome the missing sense of how these two first connected, an increasingly problematic void at the movie's core.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Lindsay Burdge gives a fine performance in this film. The story starts out looking predictable, and it is. The only mystery is why the main character behaves the way she does, and that is not explained.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
Pretty bad not gonna lie. I didn't even watch the whole thing, I just fast forwarded through the boring parts which was like the entire movie. The majority… More