JakeBaker’s review published on Letterboxd:
Realistically a 3.7/5. The Kindergarten Teacher is one of the biggest surprises of 2018. At one point in time we have all pondered our own artistic creativity. When we often find out that we don’t have what it takes to be a great artist we try to grasp any source of greatness we can. The Kindergarten Teacher is the ultimate tale of artistic obsession in the most uncomfortable way possible.
After finding out that one of her students has a unique and rare talent for creating poetry at a very young age, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character Lisa Spinelli becomes infatuated with the student but what was curiosity leads to dangerous obsession. This was a very uncomfortable movie to watch but with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s unhinged performance, The Kindergarten Teacher is a must watch film on Netflix in 2018.