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Won't Back Down Reviews

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April 17, 2016
"Won't Back Down" packs a punch and it deserves to be seen, no matter one's political persuasion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 30, 2013
While the story is predictable, it compensates for that with great acting and a noble purpose.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 24, 2013
A straight-talking, partisan account about the failings of a broken system and a band of women who argued for better for their children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 24, 2013
Emotionally engaging drama that compensates for its predictability with a pair of terrific performances by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis, though it's also a little fuzzy on the actual details.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B+
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 18, 2012
... Gyllenhaal and Davis make a powerhouse team ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2012
Divisive in its content but solid in its strong acting talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 30, 2012
Inspiring tale of a mom's quest to better her kid's school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2012
Preachy yet persuasive, appealing to desperate, often outraged parents who are deeply concerned about the obvious failure of the American public school system.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
September 28, 2012
Gyllenhaal and Davis are more than serviceable in their lead performances and appropriately never seem to be there just for the paycheck.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2012
Social-issue movies can have real societal impact. That's why Won't Back Down, which presses a lot of hot buttons, deserves to be taken seriously, and criticized seriously, on its own terms.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 28, 2012
Geez, I was born and raised in a union family, but by the middle of the story, I was ready to set fire to my union badge. Just a tad heavy-handed.
September 28, 2012
It is wildly manipulative and totally predictable. Yet it is worth seeing on the big screen if for no other reason than it features the wonderful Viola Davis.
September 28, 2012
Viola Davis could play Donald Trump in a movie and make it believable. She is clearly touched by a higher power. Right when the film was about to crash and burn in bad Lifetime movie territory, Viola popped up on-screen and saved the cinematic day.
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 28, 2012
"Won't Back Down" details a bureaucratic process, and yet it plays more like an intense, emotional movie about parents and children.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 28, 2012
What should have been a rousing, feel-good, "inspired by a true story" film benefits from strong performances but suffers from a palpably skewed point of view.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 28, 2012
The film makes a serious effort to present the other side's points.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2012
A meat-and-potatoes movie, it's basic, dependable fare that's cooked well and goes down easy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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