Won't Back Down
If you can't beat the system... change it
A fictional story inspired by actual events, the film chronicles the journey of two women, a struggling mother and a veteran teacher, who embark on a mission to turn around their kids' failing school. Against all odds and countless obstacles, they persevere and ultimately succeed, providing a better education and better life for their children, as well as other kids in their community.
121 minutes , Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language) Drama.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Emily Alyn Lind, Dante Brown, Lance Reddick, Ving Rhames
Daniel Barnz Screenplay Brin Hill, Daniel Barnz Music Marcelo Zarvos Cinematography Roman Osin Editing Kristina Boden Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2012
Produced by Walden Media, Gran Via Productions
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Mild, infrequent, may pose harm. Parental accompaniment necessary
Drug abuse None
Comments A concerned parent with a child whose learning disability can be overcome through better education facilities and programmes teams up with a teacher to turn a failing school around.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Helen Herimbi 10
Die Burger Rozanne Els 10
Cape Times David Rooney 1- International Media
Box Office (USA) Amy Nicholson 10
ScreenIt (USA) C. Fuchs 12
Metacritic.com 34 critics 8
RottenTomatoes.com 96 critics 10
RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer 8
Movie Review Query Engine (USA) MRQE critics 11
Movie Review Intelligence (USA) 42 critics 9
IMDB 1980 Netizens 11
Average .. 45% 9
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