Written October 21, 2014
Viola Davis. Robbed of last year's Academy Award for best actress, is reason enough to see this highly manipulative film about two women who fight the entrenched bureaucracy of the teachers union in Baltimore. The film is fraught with fallacies, and living in a city where the teachers went on strike for a week and a half this past September, the wounds, no longer oozing, have yet to scar. Nevertheless, it was entertaining, heartwarming predictability...
"Won't Back Down" is melodramatic, at times erroneous, sensational, pushing the gamut of emotional buttons; in this instance, buttons that did mind the pressure...
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Written October 04, 2012
It was a very good movie. It showed you that when you believe in something and it is for the right, then you go for it risking all costs.
It also showed how when you are not in the clique, how people will try to make you look bad.
Written October 06, 2012
In these crushing economic times, one of the favorite places political leaders cut the
budget is in the area of education...reqiring more of teachers for less $, taking aides
out of classrooms and raising class sizes (to save money).again. The crux of the
movie...no matter what higher ups say, make education of the students the #1 priorty...not greasing someone's hand or pulling the wool over other's eyes. REMEMBER...ALL CHILDREN ARE GIFTED, NO MATTER THEIR CHALLENGES OR STATION IN LIFE!
Today's children are tomorrow's leaders. KUDOS to everyone who made this movie and others similar to it...Holland's Opus, Sister Act II, and recent Hallmark presentations possible.This is a MUST SEE! (every teacher and parent should go) Stand up for your children, your students...our leaders of tomorrow (retired teachers...volunteer for the children's sake). We can ALL make a positive difference in the kid's lives!
Written March 07, 2015
Great movie, fantastic performances by All !!!
This is a "movie", that I will recommend to others !
Written October 04, 2012
This was the type of Movie when you wanted to stand up and cheer at the end.
Although I loved the outcome it was too one sided and portrayed Unions in a bad light.
Unions are the backbone of our Country and without them our wages would be barely over minimum.
I think tenure needs to be revised to make teachers more accountable and what this movie did was bring a lot of that to the forefront.