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  • The film is both too short and too long at two hours-plus. Not enough time is spent with the teens and far too much with their teacher. show more

  • I say bring 'em on, if the stories can be told as well, as convincingly and as inspirationally as Richard LaGravenese's Freedom Writers, an educational fantasy that happens to be mostly true. show more

  • Hilary Swank gives a powerhouse performance as a maverick high school teacher in Freedom Writers, an often gripping and sometimes even inspiring film drama taken from the real-life story of Erin Gruwell. show more

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