• A Teacher (2013)

A Teacher

Release Date: 2013

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

The life of a high school teacher in Texas begins to unravel after her affair with a student comes to an end.

Cast: Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain, Jennifer Prediger, Julie Dell Phillips, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Matthew Genitempo, Cody Haltom

Director: Hannah Fidell

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Brooding, Moving, Mother, Love, Growing up, 2010s, Intense, Forbidden love

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  • 65

    The diminishing returns in part are due to Burdge's performance, which too often settles for the same look of fraught anxiety. But they also result from Fidell's decision to pare her film down to the barest elements. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    What makes the film work is that this potentially lurid material is treated at all times with sensitivity and probing psychological seriousness. show more

  • 60
    William GossFilm.com

    Burdge is left to do much of the heavy lifting in terms of inviting the audience into her protagonist’s shaky state, and her performance boasts a remarkable emotional precision throughout — if ever there’s a reason to seek this one out, it would be for her. show more

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