Written June 25, 2016
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 28, 2016
The title and subject of this movie sounded rather uninteresting, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is extremely well done, is very exciting to watch, and left me inspired. I highly recommend it.
Written April 30, 2016
I loved the movie!. The passion the two mothers had was encouraging. Too bad in today's society, you don't see that passion about our children's education where I live. The people who should see this movie won't. This is a movie that everyone should see! I saw teamwork, passion, strength, focus and determination in this film and it has inspired me to focus on my goals and follow what I believe in. A mother's love will give her the strength to do whatever needs to be done for her children. Go see it, you will be inspired also.
Written February 11, 2016
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 03, 2012
Defending the children and overcomming the obstacles that confront
students and teachers. The children don't have a voice to fight the system....think
about it....Great acting and message. who has the guts to fight for the children? The children are the ones who should go on strike, not the unions....