MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,942 this week

Won't Back Down (2012)

 -  Drama  -  28 September 2012 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 4,152 users   Metascore: 42/100
Reviews: 33 user | 99 critic | 34 from Metacritic.com

Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 25 Mar 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 15 Apr 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 29 Oct 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 25 Aug 2013
 
a list of 40 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Won't Back Down" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Won't Back Down (2012)

Won't Back Down (2012) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Won't Back Down.
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

High Falls (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During a weekend at a country home, a man and his pregnant wife tell their secrets to their best friend, jeopardizing their relationship.

Director: Andrew Zuckerman
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Peter Sarsgaard
Hysteria (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Confounded by her clashes with the seemingly rule-obsessed world, a troubled young girl seeks enlightenment from her unconventional drama teacher.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Stars: Elle Fanning, Patricia Clarkson, Felicity Huffman
Sherrybaby (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Sherry tries to integrate again into society and become a good mother.

Director: Laurie Collyer
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Bottoms
Ticky Tacky (2014)
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A wealthy and powerful man is betrayed by those closest to him, and under the guidance of his trusted confidant, devises a fiery requital.

Director: Brian Petsos
Stars: Oscar Isaac, Erika Rankin, Tim Rock
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A man recruits his cousin to find out who is behind his dog's suspicious death.

Director: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Brian Petsos, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood
No Easy Way (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Matthew, a concert pianist played by Alan Boyce, has kept his HIV positive status secret and refuses help from family and doctors. On the night he loses his job playing mood music in a ... See full summary »

Director: Jeffrey Fine
Stars: Alan Boyce, Khandi Alexander, Brandon Hammond
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Matthew Barney
Stars: Clara Adame, Ezekiel Ah Sue, Val Aiyeola
The Corrections (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Three generations of a dysfunctional Midwestern family meet at the family home for what will be the last Christmas gathering there.

Stars: Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Rhys Ifans
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Evelyn Riske
...
Breena Harper
...
...
Cody Alberts
...
Charles Alberts
...
Principal Thompson
...
Principal Holland
...
Arthur Gould
...
Olivia Lopez
...
Yvonne
Nancy Bach ...
Deborah
Keith Flippen ...
Ben
Edit

Storyline

Two determined mothers with children who are failing in an inner city school in Pittsburgh join forces to take back the school, and turn it into a place of learning. But before they can change the school for the better, they must first battle the parents, the school board, and the teachers union. Because this is for their children, they won't back down from this enormous challenge. Written by Douglas Young (the-movie-guy)

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

If you can't beat the system... change it

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Learning to Fly  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,603,370 (USA) (28 September 2012)

Gross:

$5,308,553 (USA) (16 November 2012)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Michael Perry: When I drink, I ask nosey questions.
Jamie Fitzpatrick: When I drink, I marry losers.
See more »

Connections

References Walk the Line (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Won't Back Down
Written by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne
Performed by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Parent Empowerment Movement Has Begun... Embrace it!
28 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To Wont Back Down Critics: I am an Urban parent, so the question on the table is: "Are parents suppose to sit back and continue to allow education systems to continue to fail to effectively educate and keep safe millions of children because the defenders of "failure as an option" are not ready to embrace change in how we deliver education to children?

The Bottom line: if parents don't protect their children who will?

FYI the fictional parent Maggie was the actual "trigger" not some law! She saw a problem in the school and it "triggered" her into action! Don't be afraid that the modern civil/human rights issue has hit the big screen and the Parent Empowerment Movement has begun!


25 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Anti-union movie made by people in unions Chaos-Films
Parent Trigger laws: the other side ltux
Based on True Events? jeopardy23
She wasn't that great of a mom carolynhagspiel
5 Myths about Public Schools Margie24
New Title SharynKmieciak
Discuss Won't Back Down (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?