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October 14, 2010
Waiting for 'Superman' doesn't have the answers. But it does know the questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 14, 2010
Go see it, and then talk about it. But don't necessarily buy into it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 14, 2010
steadily builds to an effective, spellbinding, conclusion
| Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2010
Change? Hope? Action? Well, there's a number you can text at the end of the film for that. Gee, thanks, Mr. Guggenheim.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 14, 2010
Waiting for "Superman" is the movie version of all those books and white papers about flaws in the U.S. educational system that we're generally too illiterate or lazy to read.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 11, 2010
Guggenheim has been justly criticized for not giving teachers and their unions more time to explain themselves in the film. On the other hand, he lets politicians and governmental policies off the hook too lightly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 11, 2010
A catalyst for revolution.
Full Review | Original Score: A
October 11, 2010
Our public schools are failing. That's not a shock right? While children are our future, I wanted a little more solutions and inspiration from this documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 8, 2010
Davis easily ties a sick education system to a sick society. But when it comes down to it, in the end he has no clear cure for what ails us. At the very least, though, he has exposed the disease for all to see.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 8, 2010
Guggenheim knows how to hit that sweet spot, where the head and heart meet, and where great ideas begin to transform into action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 8, 2010
Your heart goes out to all these kids, but Guggenheim's take on education stacks the deck against them even further by implying that only charters offer a ray of hope. Would that it were that simple.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 8, 2010
An admirable exercise in straight talk, especially in its tough assessment of the mediocrity-enforcing teachers' unions.
October 8, 2010
Given that this is his third first-rate documentary in a mere four years, Guggenheim may very well be in contention for his own title of "Superman" of the 21st Century Documentary. No cape required.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.25/10
October 8, 2010
Waiting for Superman might as well be titled An Inconvenient Truth: The Sequel. Like Guggenheim?s previous, Oscar-winning documentary, this is yet another horror film in the guise of a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 7, 2010
It's just an advertisement for boarding the Good Intentions Express, bound for... I don't know where. And neither does Davis Guggenheim.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 7, 2010
...empowers its viewers through a masterful mixture of knowledge and art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 7, 2010
Superman is a polished piece of advocacy filmmaking, even if it lacks the rock-star charisma of Al Gore.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 7, 2010
By focusing on these five kids and their hopeful families, Waiting for Superman puts a human face on a crisis worthy of a superhero.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2010
We need another movie, one that shows us why some charter schools work and others dont.
October 2, 2010
A powerful story of despair and hopelessness on behalf of the students who are stuck in crumbling, poorly-administered schools.
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