Won't Back Down

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Won't Back Down
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.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Oscar Isaac, Holly Hunter, Rosie Perez, Emily Alyn Lind, Dante Brown, Lance Reddick, Ving Rhames
Director
Daniel Barnz
ScreenplayBrin Hill, Daniel Barnz
MusicMarcelo Zarvos
CinematographyRoman Osin
EditingKristina Boden
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byWalden Media, Gran Via Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMild, infrequent, may pose harm. Parental accompaniment necessary
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA 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
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconOld-school triumph over trouble.
10
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconClichés keer nie daai warm gevoel.
10
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconA lumbering movie that skims issues.
1-
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconFight for your right to study
10
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThere is a lot to admire here.
12
Metacritic.com
34 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
96 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDespite the best efforts of its talented leads, Won't Back Down fails to lend sufficient dramatic heft or sophistication to the hot-button issue of education reform.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
Movie Review Intelligence
42 critics
9

What the People say

Internet
1980 Netizens quote iconIt's a Battle for Education in 'Won't Back Down'
11

Average .. 45%

9

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