Rated PG · 102 minutes · 2010

An eye-opening look at the problems that plague the U.S. public-school system and, more importantly, the millions of children it lets down annually. Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim knows this mountain is too high to climb all at once; after all, how do you fix corrupt, underfunded, underperforming, regressive and bloated all at once? Instead of trying for the summit, “Superman” aims for a base camp, introducing problems we may not have known are so severe alongside some upstart programs that seem to be making headway in some of the hardest-hit parts of the country. As frustrating as it is informational, Waiting for “Superman” may be the subject of a callous Academy Award marketing push, but its heart and mind are in the right place.

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Official Site: www.waitingforsuperman.com
Director: Davis Guggenheim


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Memphis Flyer Bad Education Waiting for “Superman” shows a public education system in need of a hero. by Mary Cashiola 10/21/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Oct. 22 A ghostly return; a disaffected (but very handsome) psychic; the state of schools and a slew of special screenings. It's all at the movies. 10/22/2010
Boise Weekly Waiting for Superman Make no mistake, this movie has its share of detractors, beginning with teachers' unions. The film speaks a truth that is usually whispered: A good many teachers are just not meant for the job. by George Prentice 10/20/2010
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