Written September 18, 2014
This movie has all the components of an award winning movie. I believe this is a family movie that everyone should see. Everything from the acting, directing, writing, etc was excellent. It was real with real feelings and emotions. It really is a reality check for those of us who are concerned about our young people. The characters in the movie are so intense and convincing they brought their reality to me. They made me laugh and cry. But the most important lesson to us all is that one person can make a difference! I would recommend this movie to everyone. It was great!
Written October 03, 2012
This movie has some funny parts, as well as some serious parts. The movie shows that you can be successful and have people hear you by changing your approach. You have to change your approach sometimes. What worked in the 60's will not work in 2012. No today doesn't necessarily mean "no" tomorrow.
The movie also educates us on "Dyslexia," and what it really is. "No child left behind." This is a great movie for anyone over the age of 13years of age. Good family movie.
It was nice how the main characters where opposite race, economic, and educational backgrounds where different. But their differences complimented each other to get what they needed for their children. Love has no color!
Written October 06, 2012
Wonderful story idea and terrible, boring, lifeless followthrough. This movie drags on and on and is a perfect example of the previews being the ONLY good scenes in the movie. DO NOT waste your money even when it is out on Pay Per View.
Written September 20, 2014
This was a very-well conceived movie about the challenges parents and teachers face when attempting to take over a school with a failing track record. The actors were perfect for their roles, and in more than one instance, there were scenes that brought tears to my eyes. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis were the perfect pair, leading the charge for school reform.
Written July 29, 2014
My wife and I went to see Won't Back Down last night, and we were not disappointed. We both thoroughly enjoyed the story of triumph by a mother who wanted the best for her daughter. We also were impressed by the fact that there was very little profanity in the movie. We both highly recommend Won't Back Down.