Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon (2009)

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A variety of inner-city kids from all backgrounds and ethnicities participate in the annual business plan competition held by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). Every nine seconds -- somewhere in America -- a teen drops out of high school. But not all teens are willing to become a statistic; many are willing to strive for greatness, but simply lack the basic tools and foundation to do so. In this documentary, filmmaker Mary Mazzio follows several underprivileged teens as they draw … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Special Interest
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Written By: Mary Mazzio
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On DVD: May 4, 2010
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Spending more observational time with her smart, resilient and stirringly positive subjects -- even seeing less-edited footage of their business plan speeches -- might have helped sell her inspirational story.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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It's the type of film you might expect to see at a fund-raising dinner or a convention banquet, not in a commercial theater. That said, it's a very well-made piece of boosterism.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
New York Times
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Whether it's credulity or audience cynicism, Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon has a problem, and good vibrations won't solve it.

Full Review… | November 13, 2009
Washington Post
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Less a documentary than a relentlessly upbeat nonprofit infomercial...

Full Review… | November 12, 2009
Boston Globe
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Ten9Eight will induce shivers of excitement in free-market proponents who get off on watching ambitious, money-minded young people pull themselves up by their bootstraps and set out to become future titans of industry.

Full Review… | November 12, 2009
AV Club
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This may be an admirable competition, but that doesn't make this movie less self-serving.

Full Review… | November 12, 2009
L.A. Weekly
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