Academy Award® winners Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett give wickedly entertaining, Oscar-nominated performances, in this sexy, stylish thriller. Judi Dench mesmerizes as Barbara Covett, a teacher who rules over her classroom with an iron fist, yet leads a desperate, solitary life outside it. That is, until she meets radiant new art teacher Sheba Hart (Blanchett). Although at first overjoyed with her newfound kindred spirit, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having an affair with a teenage student, her jealously and rage spiral out of control.

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4.2 out of 5
69 Ratings

69 Ratings

87% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: In this sharp psychological thriller, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett give fierce, memorable performances as two schoolteachers locked in a battle of wits.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Dark tale of betrayal and fixation isn't for kids.

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