The English Teacher
The English Teacher (2013)

On behalf of Cinedigm and Tribeca Film, we are pleased to share the official theatrical trailer for their upcoming film, THE ENGLISH TEACHER. This uplifting comedy tells the story of Linda Sinclair-a forty-year-old unmarried English teacher… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 17, 2013
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher.

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Leah Rozen

Pleasant is the perfect word with which to describe The English Teacher, an ingratiating little comedy that aims to please and succeeds at its modest goal.

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Clayton Davis

Unfortunately, The English Teacher is a miss on most counts. Julianne Moore is your reason to watch.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

Apropos of its title, The English Teacher feels like a movie written as a homework assignment.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The movie doesn't do enough with its cast or its idea; it's an underachiever that simply doesn't try hard enough.

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Richard Haridy

In a perfect encapsulation of form and content, The English Teacher tells a story of an artist who reluctantly adds a happy ending to his play while the movie itself forces a happy ending into a story that is laced with underlying sadness.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

The report card for low-key high school comedy The English Teacher would read something like this: Weak effort; this student is too easily distracted, fails to follow through and turns in unfinished work.

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John Anderson
Wall Street Journal

A screwball comedy that could have been screwier, "The English Teacher" is as interesting for its cast as its content.

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Todd Jorgenson

Sharp performances can't save this ill-conceived drama set in a contemporary high school that seems to exist on some faraway planet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
While there is a laugh here and there, the entire film slowly becomes implausible and ridiculous by the second.
Film Crazy
Drama, comedy?? Questionable on the comedy side, acting was much to be desired and not even Nathan Lane could bring in any laughs!
Manu Gino
Refuse to live life by the book. Good Movie! The English Teacher is a great film for many reasons, but one of them is it touches on a subject that is so often… More
Dann Michalski
The offbeat comedy The English Teacher delivers some laughs, but it isn't nearly as clever as it pretends to be. When a high school English teacher… More
Cynthia S.
Narration throughout this American movie by a lady from England. Dad decides to date the adult woman who slept with his college age son. Same woman (the… More
Cameron Johnson
It's a Tribeca Film Festival entry about a high school English teacher in Kingston, Pennsylvania, so you know that this is going to be so mind-numbingly… More