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Waiting For “Superman”

Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim looks at the shortcomings of the US public school system. Following the dreams of five young students he asks, "Where is the superman (or woman) who will help these kids get the education they deserve?" Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 24 Sep 2010
Video Release: 22 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

Waiting For “Superman” is rated PG: for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.

Director: Davis Guggenheim
Studio: 2010 Paramount Vantage
Website: Official site for Waiting For “Superman”.

Detailed Review

There’s an adage about the way to succeed: Under promise, over deliver. Unfortunately it is a saying that doesn’t seem to apply to the public education system in the United… 
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Why Is Waiting For “Superman” Rated PG?

Violence: Two dangerous stunts are portrayed.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Brief mild crude terms… 
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