• R, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    John N. Smith
    In Theaters:
    Aug 11, 1995 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 13, 1999
  • Disney

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Dangerous Minds Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

None of it rings the slightest bit true; all of it insults the intelligence.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1/4

December 26, 2006
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

So whitebread I want to call everyone involved 'Urkle'.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 8, 2004
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Horrible. A waste. How was this ever a hit?

| Original Score: 0/5

June 11, 2003
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Inspiring portrait of an inner city teacher who discovers that making students feel good about themselves brings learning alive in the classroom.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

August 28, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Platitudes, cliches, stereotypes, and ... oh yeah, a soundtrack!

| Original Score: 2/5

July 27, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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Pfeiffer gives a funny, scrappy performance that makes you feel a committed teacher's fire to make a difference.

May 12, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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The tale screenwriter Ronald Bass came up with, and the way director John N. Smith tells it, is stereotypical, predictable and simplified to the point of meaninglessness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 13, 2001
Kevin McManus
Washington Post
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If only the filmmakers had used some subtlety in telling the story, they could have done right by the real LouAnne Johnson.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

Never illuminates the true spirit of learning, instead the movie opts for bribing students to read pretentious Bob Dylan lyrics.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Hackneyed, obvious and Lite, complete with happy ending.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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Pfieffer is absurdly miscast: Sly Stallone would make a more plausible Mr. Chips than the frail, squeaky actress does a nine-year veteran of the Marine Corps.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

There's not enough backstory for or insight into any of the characters, which keeps them at an emotional distance.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Bradley Steinbacher
Film.com
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Stay home and watch Welcome Back Kotter. It's more enlightening.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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The movie pretends to show poor black kids being bribed into literacy by Dylan and candy bars, but actually it is the crossover white audience that is being bribed with mind-candy in the form of safe words by the two Dylans.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
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What makes it work is the integrity of Pfeiffer's performance and Smith's direction, and the high spirits of the young, racially diverse supporting cast.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Anchored by Michelle Pfeiffer's sterling central performance, Dangerous Minds is a strong addition to the genre.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

A no-frills, single-minded drama driven by Pfeiffer's totally committed performance.

Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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The movie has real emotional and reportorial credibility, a prime source of its power.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

Some of the one-on-one teacher-student interplay is tremendously compelling.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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Pfeiffer has a lot of good moments as Johnson.

January 1, 2000
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