Won't Back Down Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 6097

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 17

Theatrical Release Date: 09/28/2012

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 01/15/2013

Language: English

Genre: Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Daniel Barnz

Actors: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Lance Reddick, Rosie Perez

Plot: Two women, fed up with the state of education in the inner city, decide to fight for their children's future and put everything on the line by going up against a bureaucracy that isn't looking to budge.

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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/09/2019

The acting, especially from Viola Davis, is terrific. But this is a TV movie with very little scope on the issues it presents.

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Rod - wrote on 09/14/2014

Finally, a drama with substance, interesting debate about education budget-cuts and public school teaching quality. Viola Davis is indeed one of the best actresses today. I also liked Maggie Gyllenhaal's performance here. The ending could have been much better, though!

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sapien - wrote on 10/10/2012

The movie was great. But, the political message, that labor unions suck, was absolutely terrible.

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Naveen - wrote on 03/22/2013

Choice is the only thing that will rejuvenate our schools. Over the last 30 years, we've spent over a trillion dollars extra and student test scores are flat. A government monopoly on public education and teacher tenure destroy poor kids' lives. Attach the money to the kids and let the schools innovate to out compete each other for the most students. This film is really powerful on the emotional argument, that real lives are destroyed by the status quo and is a call to action. The acting and characters are superb, and the seedy, morose cinematography is gripping. The soundtrack is also apposite and thrilling. It is surprisingly balanced and is in no way union bashing. They actually present the main arguments the unions give for no reform in an honest way. Watch it and support school …

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