Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 8, 2013
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Paramount Catalog
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Davis Guggenheim &
Christophe Beck &
Director of Photography:
Erich Roland &
Bill Strickland &
Wall Street Journal - 09/23/2010
"[This is] a fateful moment when the future of public education is being debated with unprecedented intensity. WAITING FOR SUPERMAN makes an invaluable addition to the debate."
A.V. Club - 09/23/2010
"Guggenheim examines the root causes of this public-school meltdown and offers suggestions for breaking the gridlock afflicting our educational system..."
Box Office - 09/24/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Guggenheim] tackles large-scale sociopolitical subjects and still manages to present a story in an intimate and humanistic way."
Los Angeles Times -
"Much of the film is told compellingly and heartbreakingly through the wide-eyed innocence of five children."
USA Today - 09/24/2010
4 stars out of 4 -- "[A] masterful picture, which vaults itself among the year's best films."
New York Times - 09/24/2010
"[A] powerful and alarming documentary about America's failing public school system..."
Movieline - 09/23/2010
"It's a giant issue, and Guggenheim has taken a running, open-armed jump right into the thick of it."
Chicago Sun-Times - 09/29/2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[Guggenheim] contends the American educational system is failing....He dramatizes this failure in a painfully direct way, says what is wrong, says what is right."
Rolling Stone - 09/24/2010
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n electrifying call to action....This movie isn't just a necessity -- it might change your future."
Washington Post - 10/01/2010
"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."
Sight and Sound - 01/01/2011
"[Guggenheim] capably presents a story of failing schools and striving students that's engaging and well paced..."
Total Film - 12/03/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "[Guggenheim] shows a knack for presenting otherwise dry facts and figures in both a simple and dramatic way, combining them with heart-rending human stories."
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