In a recent movie review of “Won’t Back Down,” Focus on the Family gave the film almost a perfect score. The film is heavy-handed anti-union flick about mom and teacher who try to free a school from the evil local teacher’s union, which doesn’t care about students, but does want taxpayer money.
In contrast, Won’t Back Down currently holds a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 26 reviews. Variety called the film a “heavy-handed inspirational drama” that “grossly oversimplif[ies] the issue at hand.”
“Barnz’s disingenuous pot-stirrer plays to audiences’ emotions rather than their intelligence, offering meaty roles for Maggie Gyllenhaal as a determined single mom, and Viola Davis as the good egg among a rotten batch of teachers, while reducing everyone else to cardboard characterizations.
(Source: Focus on the Family and Wikipedia.org)