Chalk (2007)

Four educators muddle through another year at a typical American high school in this mockumentary comedy. Mr. Lowery (Troy Schremmer), Mr. Stroope (Chris Mass), and Coach Webb (Janelle Schremmer) are three teachers doling out knowledge at a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: February 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
John Hartl
Seattle Times

There are still moments when the tone is uncertain and the actors visibly struggle, but for the most part there's a freshness about the performances that could probably not have been achieved in any other way.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The movie offers some modest, amusing and true lessons about an honorable profession.

Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Chalk rides on some well observed lessons in pain by a small group of teachers at Harrison High

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Chalk might have been both funnier and more penetrating as a real documentary.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Chalk is a message from the horse's mouth, and is thereby humorously instructive without ever becoming sarcastic or judgmental.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Chalk's aim is to clue you in why 50% of teachers quit within the first three years.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

Chalk is a gentle mockumentary about high school teachers -- so gentle, you wonder why anyone bothered. So gentle, it verges on 'what's the point?'

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The indie film is funny and, at times, heartbreaking. Wisely, it avoids the happy ending that Hollywood would have insisted upon.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Mockumentary shines light on high school teachers.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
This film meant to be touching, inspirational, and a behind the scenes look at the fate of people thrust or placed in teaching professions. Along the way… More
Leigh Ryan
It made me sea-sick watching. It was okay, but not enough to recommend to people...
Cynthia S.
hmmmm. I wanted it to be much better than it was. It had it's moments, but all in all it was a little lame.
_kelly .King
A frighteningly realistic portrayal of life as a high school teacher. The documentary mode is broken by an oddly-placed romantic sequence at 36 minutes which is… More
Jay Hutchinson
This sometimes goofy mockumentary overcomes a rather poor screenplay (which nevertheless has its golden moments) with two great performances from Troy Schremmer… More
William Goss
A sharp and winning mockumentary of teachers over course of school year.