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American Teacher

Not Rated In Theaters 09/30/2011 , 81min.
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Critic score based on 8 reviews

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The A.V. Club
The film is relentlessly one-sided enough to become tiring, but it's impossible not to feel for the main characters, who all love what they do while continually being forced to question how feasible it is. Full Review
Dennis Harvey
Its inspiring portraits of hardworking subjects make a fine case for raising the bar by rewarding excellence rather than punishing failure. Full Review
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
What's made powerfully clear is that we've reached a dire point of crisis that, while largely rooted in economics, is about so much more than dollars and cents. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
A very important subject gets too dry a treatment to keep one's attention focused. Full Review
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people's children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole. Full Review

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