If You Build It Reviews

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January 9, 2014
Not that Mr. Miller, Ms. Pilloton and their budding brainstormers don't deserve it, but the film's style ultimately makes this feel more like a firm pat on the back than a richly conveyed experience.
January 9, 2014
More informative than emotional, the documentary catches some of the angst involved in such an undertaking, but always appears to be engaging with the subjects at a respectful arm's length.
January 9, 2014
This honest and engrossing film shows how ingenuity and spark can restore excitement in education. That goal needs every helping hand it can get.
January 8, 2014
Credit goes to Creadon for venturing beyond the classroom to look at how the teachers and students manage small victories despite limited resources.
January 7, 2014
Director Patrick Creadon collects rich material but builds a rickety structure.
January 7, 2014
It isn't until the rushed conclusion when director Patrick Creadon shows the possibilities of what the documentary could have been.
December 27, 2013
If You Build It works successfully as a human interest story, albeit one with a bittersweet ending that condemns the stingy, misguided minds running at least one of our country's school boards...
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