• Released
  • September 24, 2010
  • (Limited 9/24; Expands 10/8)
  • PG , 1 hr 42 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Waiting for Superman Synopsis
Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim examines the failure of U.S. schools.
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Movie Reviews

Waiting for Superman

By UptownWoman
A MUST-SEE film! Should WAKE UP America to our educational system CRISIS!...

Hold Parent's Accountable/Where do they fit in?

By teacherluvsmovies
Florida may have unions but they are useless because the state is a Right to Work state and doesn't really recognize unions. Florida teachers have not received a penny raise in five years.There are...

Must Go...

By Harlem317
...especially if you have children. I went to see it because we have already been stressing about what to do with my 3 year old. We have been exploring all of our options, and living in Harlem the...


By rothaus
Any parent with a child in public school should see this movie. Only a tremendous outcry from the public is going to change a structure that is indefensible. Good teachers will also be pleased to see...

Is it really about the kids?

By prodz66
This movie was put together very well. The subject matter is quite disturbing. I have to say that it's better to be disturbed than to be ignorant. Definitely worth seeing....


By jeff31572
This countrie's politicians at all levels, the teachers unions, the teachers (they elect the Union leaders), the PTAs, the local Board of Educations, have for the last 40 years had their fingers in...

Must See

By pmichaelcheck
Brilliant. Moving. Inspiring....

"A simple solution for complex problem."

By LucidDreams
That is a provocative film that provides an inside view of the failing education system. One of the most impressive statistics presented is the comparison in the cost of incarceration vs. education....

it is a must see

By jennifer_cid
it will reaffirm that the education system in the US needs a change...

Required viewing

By sshapir
This is one of the most important films of this political era. Anyone who cares at all about education reform should see this film. It doesn't matter where you are in the debate; you will be...

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Rated PG | For incidental smoking, some thematic material and mild language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Thought-provoking docu uncovers educational challenges.
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