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Still shot from the movie: The Great Debaters.

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters is based on a true story of Mel Tolson (Denzel Washington), a Texas professor who encourages his African-American students to believe they can take on the world. In 1935, he puts together and coaches a debate team, hoping they can compete against Harvard University in an upcoming championship. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C-
Sexual Content: C
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 126
Theater Release: 24 Dec 2007
Video Release: 11 Jan 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The Great Debaters is rated PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated PG

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated Not Rated --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated G --

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Not Recommended for Young Children, Disturbing Content.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Mature Theme.

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Coarse Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene.

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated PG --

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Coarse Language, Sexually Suggestive Scene.

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