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Substitutes Chalk It Up in "Won't Back Down"

Movie critic Rex Reed gives the parent empowerment movie “Won’t Back Down” three out of four stars. In one of the more thoughtful reviews of the movie, Reed details the film’s strengths and shortcomings, ultimately praising it as deserving “serious attention.”

Reed says:

“The movie is going to be controversial, depending on how you feel about labor unions. My feeling is that the schoolroom is no place for political agendas, and all that matters is how good a movie it is. And it is pretty good…it’s a film that deserves to be seen, savored, debated and given serious attention.”

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