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Freedom Writers

11 Ratings: 4.3
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 5, 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
5 reviews about Freedom Writers
review by . October 10, 2008
Pros: concept of the film     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line:   "So I'm gone close my eyes  And I'm gone live my life  Despite what you think Im'a be free cause Im'a be me"  ~Ashanti         The movie Freedom Writers is fairly predictable and at times slow paced. The concept that brought this movie to light, however, is outstanding. It was directed by Richard LaGravenese who adapted …
review by . April 16, 2008
Pros: awesome soundtrack; great story; terrific cast; inspiring message     Cons: may not be for those viewers over 35     The Bottom Line: A terrific movie, especially for those attending a racially-charged school. An AWESOME movie for teens and teachers.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. Voices of teenagers are constantly silenced by authority - Especially the voices of "troubled" teens. More …
review by . August 03, 2008
Pros: Read review     Cons: Read review     The Bottom Line: The Freedom Writers is worthwhile because it tells a true story thatÂ’s well worth telling, because it is (mostly) honest...     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie's plot. Ignorance: lack of knowledge or education. Ignorance (and the hatred it give birth to) is at the root of racism and bigotry and the source of so much human strife and suffering. …
review by . March 05, 2008
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This is not the greatest film ever made. In fact, it's unlikely to rank in the top 500 or 1,000.     But it is an inspiring film.      A young, inexperienced public school teacher is given a classroom of kids who are expected to fail. Black, white, yellow, red, they have all failed to date and noting more is expected of them.     Hillary Swank, playing the teacher, is expected to warehouse them for a year or two until they are old enough …
review by . April 22, 2007
FREEDOM WRITERS produces more catches in the throat than many a film in years. This viewer avoided the film, thinking it was yet another in a long line of 'bad school kids with criminal instincts' brought around by a champion teacher (starting with 'Blackboard Jungle' the same story has been told almost yearly!): it is a distinct pleasure to share that this film is so very different on many levels that it makes all the other school problem/redemption movies pale in comparison.    Based …
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