Teaching Mrs. Tingle

Leigh Ann's nasty teacher, Mrs. Tingle, is the one thing that is stopping her from becoming valedictorian. While trying to get Mrs. Tingle to see her way, Leigh Ann gets caught in a misunderstanding that leads to blackmail and possibly worse.
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Susan Wloszczyna, USA Today
Teaching Mrs. Tingle an ugly, failed attempt to pull off a Heathers - style, teen - oriented black comedy.
Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly  full review
A wildly uneven and sloppily directed movie, full of clashing tones and undigested bits of superior films.
Andrew O'Hehir,  full review
As a routinely cruel, often vicious, miserably unhappy teacher, Mirren offers a complex, brilliantly disciplined performance!
Susan Stark, Detroit News  full review
Newly benign, and noticeably clumsy.
Janet Maslin, New York Times  full review
The movie needs a few more ideas and a lot more thrills to excite viewers, whether young or old.
Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle  full review
The lack of surprises, plot twists, and clever dialogue makes this a distressingly lame offering.
James Berardinelli, ReelViews  full review
Contains enough amusing moments and unpredictable twists for the film to score with teen audiences.
Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
A pat, hollow exercise!
Dennis Harvey, Variety  full review
Spiteful and shallow!
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle  full review
Wholly predictable and implausible plotting, thin characterizations, and stilted dialogue!
Kevin Maynard, Mr. Showbiz
There is nothing funny about the situation in Teaching Mrs. Tingle.
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times  full review
Teaching Mrs. Tingle is funny, smart and full of unpredictable twists and turns.
Ernest Hardy,
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.
Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times  full review
A screenful of nothingness!
Jay Carr, Boston Globe
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.
Peter Brunette,
A dull assignment.
Mark Caro, Chicago Tribune
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  • Release Year: 1999
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 95 min
  • Available From: Sep 08, 2012
  • Queued by: 121 people
Directed By
Kevin Williamson
Helen Mirren, Marisa Coughlan, Katie Holmes, Jeffrey Tambor, Barry Watson, Liz Stauber, Michael McKean, Molly Ringwald, Vivica A. Fox

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