Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

After the success of Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and television's Dawson's Creek, screenwriter Kevin Williamson made his directorial debut with this screwball thriller in which an honor roll student and two friends… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 21, 1999
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: As a dark comedy-thriller, this movie lacks humor and thrill.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Depressing!

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The movie needs a few more ideas and a lot more thrills to excite viewers, whether young or old.

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Beth Pratt
Common Sense Media

Misguided teen thriller -- don't bother.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

As a routinely cruel, often vicious, miserably unhappy teacher, Mirren offers a complex, brilliantly disciplined performance!

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Ernest Hardy
Film.com

Teaching Mrs. Tingle is funny, smart and full of unpredictable twists and turns.

Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Helen Mirren's acting stands out in this mean-spirited dark comedy like an original Picasso in a paint-by-numbers art show.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There is nothing funny about the situation in Teaching Mrs. Tingle.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

A screenful of nothingness!

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Here you have a movie in which three teenagers go to a teacher's house and take her hostage. Either you go all the way with that premise, or you don't go there at all.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
Yes, this may have had a bunch of 90s teen stars, but that doesn't mean it wasn't also a good teen movie. The characters are relate-able, although… More
Luke Baldock
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is never really funny enough, thrilling enough or even consistent to be considered a great success. It is however a damn entertaining ride.… More
Jason Owens
Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren) is a teacher who is hated by almost everyone, including students and even most of the other faculty members. Mrs. Tingle seems to… More
Dean McKenna
This film panders shamelessly to the whining of spoiled mall rats (parents are clueless, teacher are evil, teenagers are pure, decent, and loyal). Helen Mirren… More
Film Crazy
this was an alright movie, helen mirren is playing the teacher who is basically a bitch and is trying to ruin thiis student whose working hard for scholarship… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Kids capture their hated schoolteacher Mrs. Tingle (Helen Mirren). There's some good interaction once Mrs. Tingle is tied to a bed and they can reason with… More