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Waiting for Superman

HD   PG Closed Captioning

Davis Guggenheim

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About the Movie

From the Academy Award-winning Director of An Inconvenient Truth comes a groundbreaking feature film that provides an engaging and provocative look at public education in the United States. Waiting For “Superman” has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of the struggles students, families, educators and reformers have had to face and overcome. Inspiring and poignant, Waiting For “Superman” will motivate immediate action and leave a lasting and powerful impression you will want to share with your friends and family.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 116
  • Fresh: 103
  • Rotten: 13
  • Average Rating: 7.5/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: This is more than an Important Documentary: it is engaging and, finally, enraging -- as captivating as any Superman movie, and as poignant as a child's plea for help. – Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, Sep 30, 2010

Fresh: The photography and editing are accomplished, and the filmmaker frequently resorts to animation and other tricks to make his subject more palatable. – Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, Sep 30, 2010

Fresh: Waiting for 'Superman,' filmmaker Davis Guggenheim's scathing, moving critique of American public education, makes you actually want to do something after you dry your eyes. – Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, Oct 1, 2010

Fresh: An admirable exercise in straight talk, especially in its tough assessment of the mediocrity-enforcing teachers' unions. – J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader, Oct 8, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Pay attention...

... it's only our future.

Snubbed by the Academy, a shame. If you have children and don't watch this film, a crime.

Ironic Reviews

I find it ironic the number of grammatical errors being made by people commenting on a movie about the failing education system in America. The two most recent examples include: "countries" vs. "country's" and "crappier" vs. some other more appropriately suited phrase.

Public education IS the problem

Education is too important to leave in government hands. The government should allow taxpayers to keep the money "stolen" from them for public education so that they can afford to send their children to private school.

If you want an inefficient and sluggish implementation of something, let the government do it. When the person spending the money has no personally risk in the outcome, their motivation to spend it efficiently is greatly reduced.

Waiting for Superman
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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2010

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