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A Teacher

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Hannah Fidell

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About the Movie

In this provocative psychological thriller a young high school teacher unravels after she begins a torrid love affair with one of her teenage students. What starts as an innocent fling soon becomes dangerous and destructive.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 31
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 20
  • Average Rating: 5.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Ms. Fidell ... has a fine eye but not the makings of a feature-length movie here and, it quickly becomes clear, isn't interested in this relationship or the moral, ethical and legal issues it raises. – Manohla Dargis, New York Times, Sep 5, 2013

Rotten: As first features go, A Teacher demonstrates a willingness to provoke, but doesn't seem to understand the minimum expectations most audiences place on films in terms of both incident and characterization. – Peter Debruge, Variety, Jan 22, 2013

Rotten: Glimpses of the relationship's dynamics can't overcome the missing sense of how these two first connected, an increasingly problematic void at the movie's core. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Sep 5, 2013

Rotten: Fidell seems ill-prepared to steer the film into strictly psychological territory, resulting in a project that loses its fraught sense of control at the same moment as its embattled protagonist. – Andrew Schenker, Village Voice, Sep 3, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Highly recommended

Caught this at a film festival and was very impressed. Fidell takes the kind of story you'd see in a supermarket tabloid and adds a real depth to the plot and humanity to the characters. You really get in the head of the titular teacher and get a better understanding of how someone could pursue someone they know they shouldn't.

The actress who plays the teacher is amazing and the kid she has the affair with is pretty solid too. A Teacher is recommended viewing!

A Teacher

Ever wonder why so many educators in Florida sleep with their students? This film offers disturbing insight into the mind of a woman in crisis - a teacher who acts inappropriately risking everything over lust, love and obsession.

Well worth a watch!

Fidell kills it with this great portrait of a woman on the edge. Creepy and sexy all at once.

A Teacher
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2013

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