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Won't Back Down


Rated PG for thematic elements and language.

PG 121min.
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Two headstrong mothers (Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) wage a valiant struggle to save their children's troubled inner-city school, but find their forward-thinking efforts hampered at every turn by apathy and systematic bureaucracy. Read More
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Jamie Fitzpatrick
Nona Alberts
Michael Perry
Evelyn Riske
Breena Harper
Malia Fitzpatrick
Cody Alberts
Charles Alberts
Principal Thompson
Principal Holland
February 22, 2013
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
Great performances lovely film
October 14, 2012
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
October 14, 2012
It is a timely movie, definitely relevant to Indianapolis which has had the state take over 4 schools, a mistake. Great acting. There are problems for public schools and this took a good look at them, a movie to lead to discussion. Patricia Wood
October 09, 2012
Terrible movie.

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