MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 19,133 this week

Resolved (2007)

7.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.4/10 from 274 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 2 critic

The fascinating complexity of high school debate gives way to a portrait of the equally complex racial and class bias of American education in Greg Whiteley's riveting documentary. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1994 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 25 Nov 2012
 
a list of 1547 titles
created 24 Apr 2013
 
a list of 528 titles
created 5 months ago
 
a list of 40 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Resolved" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Resolved (2007)

Resolved (2007) on IMDb 7.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Resolved.
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California's historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason M. Fitzpatrick, Ric Serena
Bidder 70 (2012)
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Tim DeChristopher is Bidder 70, a young man who derailed an illegal BLM oil and gas auction in a courageous act of civil disobedience.

Directors: Beth Gage, George Gage
Stars: Tim DeChristopher
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A documentary about three unique restaurants and their respective owners.

Director: Joseph Levy
Stars: Grant Achatz, Cindy Breitbach, Mike Breitbach
Dark Girls (2011)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

Directors: D. Channsin Berry, Bill Duke
Stars: Stephanie A., Soren Baker, Joni Bovill
Southbounders (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A young woman attempts a "thru-hike" of the Appalachian Trail, the 2,170 mile footpath wandering the length of the Atlantic seaboard from Maine to Georgia.

Director: Ben Wagner
Stars: Amy Cale Peterson, Scott Speiser, Christopher McCutchen
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Pregnancy is a death sentence for more than half a million women every year, but their deaths would be preventable if they could obtain the health care they needed. This documentary focuses on the personal stories behind those statistics.

Director: Christy Turlington
Documentary | History | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The Hidden Hand is a controversial Award-winning documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. The film takes a keen look at a spectrum of topics ... See full summary »

Director: James Carman
Stars: John Alexander, Stephen Bassett, Lyn Buchanan
40 (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bag full of money lands in front of you. Is it luck? The answer to your prayers? Part of a predetermined plan? Or all of the above? Set in the chaotic streets of Istanbul, 40 is a story ... See full summary »

Director: Emre Sahin
Stars: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Deniz Çakir, Ali Atay
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two young people decide to downsize their lives by building a 'tiny home' on a flatbed trailer.

Directors: Merete Mueller, Christopher Smith
Stars: Daryl Gibson, Merete Mueller, Jay Shafer
The Institute I (2013)
Documentary | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A documentary on the Jejune Institute, a mind-bending San Francisco phenomenon where 10,000 people became "inducted" without ever quite realizing what they'd signed up for.

Director: Spencer McCall
Stars: Arye Bender, Boston Blake, Jeff Hull
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.

Director: Seth Gordon
Stars: Steve Wiebe, Billy Mitchell, Mark Alpiger
Good (2008)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The rise of national socialism in Germany should not be regarded as a conspiracy of madmen. Millions of "good" people found themselves in a society spiralling into terrible chaos. A film about then, which illuminates the terrors of now.

Director: Vicente Amorim
Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittaker
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Samuel Alito ...
Louis Blackwell ...
Louis Blackwell
Jon Bruschke ...
Jon Bruschke
Matthew Edwards ...
Matthew Edwards
Richard Funches ...
Richard Funches
Sam Iola ...
Sam Iola
Juan Williams ...
Juan Williams
David Wiltz ...
David Wiltz
Edit

Storyline

The fascinating complexity of high school debate gives way to a portrait of the equally complex racial and class bias of American education in Greg Whiteley's riveting documentary. Initially a portrait of top-flight debaters from well-funded, mostly white schools-like nationally ranked Sam Iola and Matt Andrews of Highland Park, Texas-the film deepens when it changes focus to Richard Funches and Louis Blackwell from Long Beach's Jordan squad. While gifted traditional debaters in their own right, the two decide to challenge the usefulness of the jargon-filled, 400-word-per-minute style of modern debate (known as "the spread") by steering their debates toward issues of personal experience and dialogue. What is the use of refining an argument, they stress, when it does not affect the reality of a person's locale and particular life? Why must individual perspective and bias be masked? For many, these questions present such a radical interpretive shift that competitors and judges crumble ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some strong language and teen smoking
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 June 2007 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Greg Whiteley's originality is resolved
27 August 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A few years ago, while Mr. Whiteley was shooting for my husband in Portland, Oregon, we asked him what projects he was developing. He excitedly told us about Resolved and its concept. This was an idea he had working for quite some time. New York Doll had yet to be conceived. Jim is way off with his inflammatory remark that Mr. Whiteley is a THIEF. The time frame makes that impossible. New York Doll and Resolved are both unique, brilliant accomplishments. Mr. Whiteley has incredible talent, finds passion in the otherwise mundane. An old, washed out rock star brings tears to my eyes. Debate ... well would you ever? And, would I ever go to see another film about debate? Well, now I would. Please, Jim, proudly continue with your project as I, for one, welcome films aimed for the above 90 IQ.


7 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How did debate get to this point? karlj-3
Just a few thoughts tjroach
Sam Iola for president! zach-125
10 - highest ever rating? MattsMovieWatchingWorld
Full Movie Soundtrack abbeypsu
Muse Mesoyou
Discuss Resolved (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?