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  • Barnz tries, at least a bit, to acknowledge the heroic and historic legacy of the union movement and its rightful place in the contemporary labor landscape. But much of the blame for the sorry state of Adams Elementary, and the school system at large, is placed at the union's feet. show more

  • The movie addresses timely issues but eschews shading in favor of blunt black and white. It's old-school Lifetime fodder dressed up in Hollywood trappings. show more

  • For all its strenuous feints at fair play, though, Won't Back Down is something less honorable - a propaganda piece with blame on its mind. show more

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  • February 22, 2013 su00000000138504
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    great performances, inspiring-make you want to start trying to do something about our current public schools. and again, the critics don\'t like what the people do. deserved academy awards!

  • February 03, 2013 Raymond
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    Great performances lovely film

  • October 14, 2012 sb00000000130457
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    This was a great movie and speaks well to the issues facing education in America. The bad reviews are from (1) union hacks, (2) teachers (particularly those that aren\'t good enough to compete in a real school), and (3) parents who (a) feel guilty because they are too lazy to actually get off their butts to help educate their kids or (b) parents who\'ve been scared by the union trash talk. Wake up, parents. The kids are YOUR responsibility.