A dull assignment.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle an ugly, failed attempt to pull off a Heathers - style, teen - oriented black comedy.
A wildly uneven and sloppily directed movie, full of clashing tones and undigested bits of superior films. full review
As a routinely cruel, often vicious, miserably unhappy teacher, Mirren offers a complex, brilliantly disciplined performance! full review
The movie needs a few more ideas and a lot more thrills to excite viewers, whether young or old. full review
The lack of surprises, plot twists, and clever dialogue makes this a distressingly lame offering. full review
Contains enough amusing moments and unpredictable twists for the film to score with teen audiences.
Even a fantasy, whoever it's for, has to have a plot that minimally makes sense, characters that make decisions based on coherent personalities, and a consistent tone. Unfortunately, Teaching Mrs. Tingle lacks all three.
Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue!
There is nothing funny about the situation in Teaching Mrs. Tingle. full review
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is funny, smart and full of unpredictable twists and turns.
Teaching Mrs. Tingle reveals Williamson not only to be as accomplished a director as he is a writer but also his willingness to move beyond horror to psychological suspense. full review
A screenful of nothingness!