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The fate of our country won't be decided on a battlefield, it will be determined in a classroom.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2011
- Originally Released: 2010
- Label: Paramount
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Four additional inspirig teacher/student stories
- The making of "Shine": the film's title track by musician John Legend
- A conversation with director Davis Guggenheim
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Directed by||Davis Guggenheim|
|Composition by||Christophe Beck|
|Director of Photography:||Erich Roland & Robert Richman|
4 stars out of 5 -- [Guggenheim] tackles large-scale sociopolitical subjects and still manages to present a story in an intimate and humanistic way.
4 stars out of 4 -- [A] masterful picture, which vaults itself among the year's best films.
[Guggenheim] capably presents a story of failing schools and striving students that's engaging and well paced...
Sight and Sound
Rating: 3/5 -- You know you're in an endangered superpower when a vice-president who spells "potatos" without an "e" is followed two decades later by a president for whom the plural of child is "childrens". Full Review
Don't miss this one, even if it seems a bit long at two hours. It's classy and artfully produced. Full Review
National Catholic Reporter
Rating: 4.5/5 -- Intelligent and thought-provoking, this documentary may not be one of the best movies of the year but it's surely one of the most important ones. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- In the end, this is scattergun film-making, well-intentioned but sloppy, sometimes deliberately evasive. If this documentary were an exam essay, I'd fail it. Full Review
Daily Telegraph (UK)
Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim explores the tragic ways in which the American public education system is failing our nation's children, and explores the roles that charter schools and education reformers could play in offering hope for the future. We see the statistics every day -- students dropping out, science and math scores falling, and schools closing due to lack of funding. What we don't see are the names and faces of the children whose entire futures are at stake due to our own inability to enact change. There was a time when the American public education system was a model admired by the entire world. Today other countries are surpassing us in every respect, and the slogan "No Child Left Behind" has become a cynical punch line. Bianca, Emily, Anthony, Daisy, and Francisco are five students who deserve better. By investigating how the current system is actually obstructing their education instead of bolstering it, Guggenheim opens the door to considering possible options for transformation and improvement.
- Sales Rank: 53,823
- UPC: 097361422244
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