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Movie review: ‘Won’t Back Down’

Inspired by true events, the movie on a mission addresses education reform still manages to tell a crowd-pleasing, if crowded, story.

BY Brandy McDonnell, Published: September 28, 2012
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“Won’t Back Down” is a movie on a mission.

Whatever your politics or views on the hot-button issue of education reform, director Daniel Barnz (“Beastly,” “Penelope in Wonderland”), who co-wrote the film with Brin Hill (“Ball Don’t Lie”), chooses a side and takes a firm stance.

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MOVIE PREVIEW

‘Won’t Back Down’

PG

2:01

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Emily Alyn Lind, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Lance Reddick, Holly Hunter, Ving Rhames, Oscar Isaac.

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