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Freedom Writers Reviews

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July 3, 2011
The movie benefits from an interesting subject and good acting, I just wish it were more focused and deep.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 4, 2008
A richly rewarding film experience that rises to the top of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 13, 2007
While it is, like its genre brethren, inspiring and uplifting, Freedom Writers glosses over so much material that it makes the process look too easy.
August 4, 2007
Ironically, the film features almost zero teaching. Despite much pedagogical posturing, it doesn't teach us much, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 16, 2007
Worthwhile because of its honesty, because it tells a true story that's worth telling, and because Hilary Swank and company have done it so well.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
July 14, 2007
Is this film formulaic? Yes. Does it accomplish what it set out to do? Yes. ... It's certainly not a perfect movie but it does offer many pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
July 10, 2007
Swank's earthiness is key here, and she consistently rises above the story's cliches.
March 30, 2007
The script won't win any stars for originality, it's all put across with enough sincerity to make the corn easy to swallow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 16, 2007
Hilary Swank is all heart in this uplifting film about kids from the wrong side of the track who become inspired to learn and do the right thing.
March 7, 2007
yet another feel-good teacher flick that will leave most audiences satisfied
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2007
An Inspirational Teacher Movie that is moving, thought-provoking and succeeds in being genuinely inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 27, 2007
This is moving stuff, thoughtfully handled and well performed.
February 27, 2007
It may only deserve a C for achievement, but it ranks a B+ for effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2007
You'll be embarrassed, sad, happy then exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2007
Has its inspiring moments - especially given the true story - and some tense, dramatic scenes amid the speedy montages of confusing gang action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2007
Despite solid work from the engaging cast, there's nothing new here to distinguish Freedom Writers as anything beyond a C+.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 27, 2007
While this film has a terrific story, and strong acting anchored by Swank's superb central performance, it's also a little slick and gimmicky
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 20, 2007
It's a case of youthful enthusiasm vs. all sorts of cynicism and guess who wins?
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 19, 2007
The film may be inspired by a true story, but it's a mishmash of scenes we've seen before, and for a film about original teaching methods, the storyline is surprisingly derivative and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 16, 2007
An inspiring drama about an idealistic teacher who breaks down the walls separating her students from each other and enables them to celebrate their unity in diversity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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