Won't Back Down follows two determined mothers whose children are failing in an inner city school, who team up to take back the school and turn it into a place of learning. Before they are able to change the school, they have to battle the parents, school board, and teachers union.What is the name of the movie that Maggie Gyllenhaal Won't Back Down?
Won't Back Down (film) Jump to navigation Jump to search. Won't Back Down (previously titled Still I Rise, Learning To Fly and Steel Town) is a drama film directed by Daniel Barnz starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis and Holly Hunter. It was released on September 28, 2012.What are the critics saying about Won't Back Down?
The site's critical consensus reads: "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." On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 42% based on reviews from 34 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".Should you watch Won't Back Down?
It takes good teachers, involved parents, and students who have made a commitment to excel, to fix this problem. That's what we get in Won't Back Down. You might hate the supposedly anti-union message, or turn up your nose at the idea that a child is scarred for life by one bad teacher, but neither of these are reasons to disregard this movie.