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as Mad Billy
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Critic Reviews for Conrack
The spirit behind Conrack is so relentlessly idealistic in tone and uplifting in intent that one feels vaguely guilty for not responding to the film generously and forgivingly.
Few will totally resist the surefire appeal of this latest variation on Pygmalion mythology.
The potentially dubious aspects of the subject are mostly exorcised, in part by a strong script (adapted from the book by real-life teacher Pat Conroy), but largely by the engaging and persuasive performance Ritt draws from Voight.
Audience Reviews for Conrack
very compelling film about a very malignant and insidious subject. the subjugation of education by bigotry, bitterness and self-righteousness. voight makes his bones with this film. heart-rending to watch, and sobering to understand. simply an outstanding movie.
The movie very accurately depicts the struggles that the African-American community faced during that time period. I think the structure was such that it needed people like Mr. Conroy to step in and stick up for what is right instead of maintain a broken status quo.
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