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The Great Debaters (2007)

The Great Debaters

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

December 25, 2007

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

The Weinstein Company

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Denzel Washington

Producer

Oprah Winfrey, Kate Forte, Denzel Washington, Todd Black, Joe Roth

Screenwriter

Robert Eisele, Suzan-Lori Parks

Starring

Story


Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, "The Great Debaters" chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coach (Denzel Washington) who uses the power of words to shape a group of underdog students from a small, modest black college in East Texas into an elite debate team while challenging the social mores of the time, culminating with a groundbreaking invitation to debate Harvard's championship team.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..one of the better movies in recent years to address issues of racial inequality..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..an enjoyable, rousing film, despite its formulaic quality..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..makes learning look exciting and sexy and ... really hard..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]