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Won’t Back Down

When the school fails her child, a determined mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) enlists the help of teacher (Viola Davis) to try and change the educational system. The pair face overwhelming odds and unbending bureaucracy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 28 Sep 2012
Video Release: 14 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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How We Determine Our Grades

Won’t Back Down is rated PG: for thematic elements and language.

Director: Daniel Barnz
Cast: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter
Studio: 2012 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Website: Official site for Won’t Back Down.

Detailed Review

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Why Is Won’t Back Down Rated PG?

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