"It just might be the most nerve-shredding thriller of the year."
— Kristy Puchko, Mashable
"A taut and tight examination of the concept of justice folded into an absorbing character study."
— Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times
"It's not easy to make an intense thriller about things that could actually happen. But when one appears, it's glorious."
— Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
"It boasts some of the nerve-wracking anxiety of Uncut Gems and the keenness of last year’s standout Playground,"
— Nick Schager, The Daily Beast
"The Teachers’ Lounge is a pulse-pounding exploration of the ways we draw lines between enemies and friends, and the courage it takes to blur them."
— Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"Teachers’ Lounge is far more than a conventional whodunit, though it does build a nice head of suspense as it grapples with themes of justice, doubt and bias."
— Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The director, screenwriters, production team and cast turn a small story about a well-intentioned teacher into a modern classroom parable. An amazing achievement."
— Dwight Brown, DwightBrownInk.com
"The Teachers’ Lounge is a hard-hitting observation of the human power play and how it dredges out the divides and sharpens the fault lines even in a close and seemingly well-knit community."
— Namrata Joshi, The New Indian Express
"Writer-director Ílker Çatak pulls it off, aided by excellent performances all around and two truly superb ones: Leonie Benesch as an idealistic new teacher and a heartbreaking Leo Stettnisch as her troubled student."
— Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
"A nail-biting thriller in which director İlker Çatak and sensational star Leonie Benesch turn a tale of petty theft at a German middle school into a battle between freedom of expression and institutional control all too easily recognizable as our own."
— Peter Travers, ABC News