• PG, 1 hr. 39 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ramón Menéndez
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 10, 1998
  • Warner Home Video

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Stand and Deliver Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

As the tough math teacher, Olmos delivers a strong, Oscar-nominated performance in this rather simple but uplifting melodrama.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C+

April 27, 2011
Ellen MacKay
Common Sense Media

Intensely watchable movie based on a true story.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2011
Richard von Busack
MetroActive

"The greatest John G. Avildsen movie John G. Avidlsen never made. Olmos is far more understated than the average tough-teacher is in this kind of film."

| Original Score: 2/5

September 27, 2005
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Powerfully inspirational, laden with tough love, and on occasion a tad hokey. It's the "Coach Carter" of H.S. Math class.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card | Original Score: 3/4

January 26, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Obvious, but very moving.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 17, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

The rare "based on" movie that does justice to its source.

| Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2002
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 24, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2005
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 3/5

August 22, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

August 7, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 6/8

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Derek Adams
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
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