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Won't Back Down (2012) Movie Information

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Daniel Barnz


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





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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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Rod 09/14/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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

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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 choic...

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