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  • Mr. Washington is splendid, as always. So is Forest Whitaker as James Farmer, Sr. show more

  • A triumph. Unapologetically old-school, in both the literal and metaphorical meanings of the term, Debaters overlays the story of social underdogs onto the familiar template of the stand-and-deliver saga, the staple of sports inspirationals like "Rocky," "Invincible" and "The Karate Kid." show more

  • An earnest drama about the search for self-esteem and sense of responsibility among young black people that successfully relies on its fine actors. show more

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  • April 19, 2010 dguefen
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    I found this today and watched it on TV. Thank God, and the many, that the time has come, that such an appealing, sensitive, moving and realistic piece of art has been produced and released. See it. You won't regret it. Dana Guefen

  • May 22, 2008 Axekick
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    i THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE MOVIE, "THE REAT DEBATORS' IN MAY OF THIS YEAR, I WILL WILL BE CELEBRATING MY GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY FROM BENNETT COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, LOCATED IN GREENBORO, NORTH CAROLINA.MY ENGLISH PROFESSOR, DR. HOBART JARRETT, WAS A GRADUATE OF WILEY COLLEGE AND TAUGHT ENGLISH DURING MY YEARS AT BENNETT (1954-58). I AM TOLD THAT HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE DEBATE TEAM AT WILEY COLLEGE. I PLAN TO DO SOME FURTHER RESEARCH ON THIS BUT IF YOU CAN CONFIRM/DENY THIS, I WOULD BE FOREVER GRATEFUL. THIS WILL ALSO ENABLE BE TO WRITE A FANTASTIC REVIEW. THE MOVIE WAS SIMPLY FANTASTIC.I ALSO DABBLED IN THE ARTS WHILE AT BENNETT AND WAS A PRETTY GOOD ACTOR -- AT 72 YEARS OLD, I THINK I STILL AM!

  • May 22, 2008 Thewig
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    "The Power of Spoken Words" Excellent movie! Denzel and Forest Whitaker were superb.This film also gets five stars. As an NYS Title One Reading educator the power of education and word came to life a brillant story.Wow! extremely well done depiction of a very hateful period of segregation and total racism in our country.A great movie to show in school for black history week in February . Surely The Academy has forgotten how to choose exceptionally good pictures anymore.Yes, the file is ultimately an uplifting movie because it is about triumph.