OSCAR ® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal (2009, Supporting Actress, "Crazy Heart") and Viola Davis (2011, Actress, "The Help") lead a stellar cast in writer-director Daniel Barnz’s inspirational drama inspired by actual events. Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter’s struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher (Davis) to try to fix the broken school. Soon, the women find themselves in a tense battle against apathy, hopelessness, and powerful interests. OSCAR ® Winner Holly Hunter (1993, Actress, "The Piano") and OSCAR ® Nominee Rosie Perez (1993 Supporting Actress, "Fearless") also star in this inspiring story that shows how profoundly parents can affect their kids’ education.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
126 Ratings
126 Ratings

35% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of its talented leads, Won't Back Down fails to lend sufficient dramatic heft or sophistication to the hot-button issue of education reform.

9+ COMMON SENSE

Inspiring tale of a mom's quest to better her kid's school.

Information

Studio
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2012 Walden Media, LLC. All rights reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Subtitles, Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional

French (Stereo), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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