Skip to main content
The English Teacher Movie Poster
Ratings & Reviews

The English Teacher


Rated R for language and some sexual content.

R In Theaters 05/17/2013 , 93min.
Share this movie on
Viewer Score
Viewer score based on 4 ratings
Critic score based on 13 reviews

Your Reviews

Sign In to leave a review for The English Teacher
May 26, 2013
I can't believe how the trailer tells the whole, entire complete story!
May 23, 2013
Excellent! One of the few good movies this year, highlighted with outstanding acting by Moore, Lane, and Kinnar. A simple story with lots of interesting twists. Why can't Hollywood stop with the computer-generated trash and go back to simple story telling flicks like this?

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
A potentially incisive character study is buried under layers of fluff in The English Teacher. Full Review
Ben Kenigsberg
The A.V. Club
Even the sitcom stylings might not matter if the movie were funny, but in spite of the potential for Guffman-esque comedy, The English Teacher boasts few surprises—except perhaps its message, which seems to be that selling out isn’t so bad. Chalk it up to a case of “write what you know.” Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The English Teacher is a tragedy masquerading as a comedy and doing a disservice to both. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
Nathan Lane steals the show in this tale of a high school English teacher who becomes obsessed with a student's play. Full Review
Jordan Hoffman
Despite a lead performance by the always welcome Julianne Moore it is rudderless in its presentation and outright stupid in its central conceits. Full Review

Stay Connected with Moviefone

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings