Won't Back Down Reviews

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January 22, 2013
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January 21, 2013
It's allegedly "inspired by true events", but in much the same way that Yogi Bear is based on an actual bear.
January 21, 2013
The leads are fine, but the movie's about as fun as summer school.
October 18, 2012
... Gyllenhaal and Davis make a powerhouse team ...
October 10, 2012
Divisive in its content but solid in its strong acting talent.
October 5, 2012
It's not its anti-union take on the relevant issue, but the shallow treatment, cardboard characters, and overacting that bog down its well-intentioned message.
October 4, 2012
A lifeless film... The story is designed and decorated rather than told.
October 4, 2012
A lifeless film... the story is designed and decorated rather than told.
October 3, 2012
Viewers will buy into the Erin Brockovich-style spunk Gyllenhaal provides, and Davis, an actor so emotional that even her nose cries on cue. It's not a bad movie, if you're inclined to be manipulated by impromptu romance and rousing changes of heart.
October 2, 2012
It's a corporate-studio movie purporting that the working class needs to turn against their unions to survive.
October 2, 2012
With its melodramatic flourishes, simplistic black-and-white moralizing and general aura of studied manipulation, Won't Back Down is part of the problem rather than the solution.
October 1, 2012
It mixes attempts at realism and grit with transparently Hollywoodized good guys-vs.-bad guys social melodrama. That requires a deft directorial hand, but director Daniel Barnz doesn't seem to have it.
September 30, 2012
Inspiring tale of a mom's quest to better her kid's school.
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.
September 30, 2012
All films should aspire to manipulating their audiences. [this film] does just that, but with no subtlety and little genuine conflict or tension.
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