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Lean On Me

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

John G. Avildsen

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Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 11
  • Rotten: 5
  • Average Rating: 5.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Avildsen's enthusiastic direction gives Lean on Me a heartwarming, feel-good tone that is accessible beyond the environs of its subject. – Jane Galbraith, Variety, Jul 9, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Lean on Me, years later

I live in New Jersey, not too far from Eastside HS. There is a lot to be added to this movie in 2009. Joe Clark ran into a lot of trouble. He could not be batman as it violated NJ Educational Law. In fact, a sequel could probably be made of the great flick. I write this from the point of view of a teacher, who taught in a largly defacto segregated school. This is a DO NOT MISS MOVIE!

F-I-N-A-L-L-Y---- True Story and awesomely played.

I have been waiting for this movie on ITunes! I love this movie! A great story about a principal who changed a school, that was considered "a jungle". Drugs, Crime, and Gangsters turned a school into something awful and Joe Clark turned it around. This is truly an inspiring story on what one man can do.

Best movie ever!!!!

This movie is sooooo good!

Lean On Me
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 1989

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