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The Great Debaters

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

December 25, 2007

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Denzel Washington

Starring :

Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker, Columbus Short, Kimberly Elise, Jermaine Williams, Nate Parker, Justice Leak, J.D. Evermore, Charissa Allen

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

3.5 of 4

“..one of the better movies in recent years to address issues of racial inequality..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 4

“..makes learning look exciting and sexy and ... really hard..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]
Review rate : B-

“..gradually becomes bogged down in its own nobility..”
by William Arnold [Seattle Post Intelligencer]
2.5 of 4

“..an enjoyable, rousing film, despite its formulaic quality..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..an elegantly directed second effort from Washington..”
by Jack Mathews [NY Daily News]
Review rate : B-
Reviewed by Michael Sragow [Baltimore Sun]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gene Seymour [Newsday]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Nick Schager [Slant Magazine]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Geoff Pevere [Toronto Star]
Reviewed by Doris Toumarkine [Film Journal International]

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