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.
“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.
Billed as inspired by true events, the fictional drama clearly supports “parent trigger laws,” which provide mechanisms for parents to intervene if their child’s school underperforms. Such...
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