The Great Debaters

Drama based on real events, tells the story of the persistent teacher, preparing a small group of students a small Texas College elite team for student debate. In the finals they will fight the undefeated debaters from Harvard.

Director:
  • Denzel Washington

Stars:
Release Date: 2007-12-25
IMDb icon 7.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Budget: $15,000,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $30,271,556
reviews
Sarina Lan
24 June 2013 | 09:06

Bet 8 purely subjective. The film is the fact that would look. Causes:

Great idea! To know how to speak beautifully, with how to convincingly convey their position is art. But that it must possess all less educated and applying for the title of modern humans.

Minus the implementation. Little convincing speech. Maybe in the US it all ride. But we everything about the hypotenuse. In meaning that team on debate bleschit credibility. They really more of a result of personal emotional arguments than real prove it. And this is a big minus(I was counting on a much more clever a fiery speech)

- Discrimination. Yes things are worth what would raise them for discussion. What would people think about that we have no what are from other, except education. In film and her past the idea runs through the entire film. This great!

 — a Real basis. This same great when you know what story of the essence of an amazing team of the Outback, the team plays a rootless intellectual "thoroughbred" with blue blood of the high society. This thing or is conclusive proof of the above fact. And it is historically recorded.

And lastly, all took the Americans shot pop! I.e. in the film is given a lot of timing petty human Affairs. Well, Americans love to anthropomorphize everything to tie the personal stories of experiences. Although the idea of the film was supposed to be more intelligent.

Alverta Ja
05 January 2013 | 03:56

Not to say that this movie blew my imagination, although for its genre it is definitely good. The thing that getting view, I was waiting for the story about school debates, and not about social injustice and racial discrimination. These movies I generally very hard, because since childhood, hate harassment, and humiliation those who is not like you. And "the Great debaters" — film as time to a topic.

The film is interesting in that tells us real history about real people, fought with a Harvard team in 1935. Loved that in the finale, we reported that began with all the guys.

On one of the sites saw the man, who wrote that the film seemed boring, because it is not him the story, let it learning those who has a direct relationship. Not understand this approach. There are things that you should know of all people, regardless of national race.

I don't it was boring. Emotions in film many. Although they are not always positive. It was disgusting to look at dressed in down the ashes of the representatives of Caucasian race, biasing the lips in thought about that the dark-skinned can get an education on a par with them.

So, D. Washington made a high-quality drama, however, is not all.

I liked Samantha Beech — character John. Smollett. About the game male actors, nothing special to say, not can — don't remember.

"Unjust law — not the law."

Debate shows as not too impressive. At school I know from experience that participate in such events is very difficult, and the arguments of disputants sometimes does not stand up to scrutiny. The idea courtyard them in 1935, and participants in the debate speak of Hitler as if the Second world is completed.

This is a good, albeit not the most impressive drama.

Mady Beryl
19 July 2014 | 03:36

Long could find the quote, because I traditionally put in the title of their reviews are good and suitable statements of some notorious people. Stopped at the words of the now popular rap artist — this phrase everyone will understand in their own way, in fact, as the film which will be discussed.

So why "the Great debaters" — is a versatile film, and its perception depends on with a look?! And why the film is not have gained the glory from the Russian audience?

I make my case and arguments. Agree with or none — your business. What well, let's get started!

"The great debaters" — the movie, in which affects many problems, despite the straightforwardness of the main story. But it is absolutely indisputable plus for movie, as it is in this is expressed by the quality work writers. That's why I called the film "multifaceted" — each may select for himself any one issue and already, on the basis of her to draw conclusions at the film.

I'll try to list the main problems when not having done the worst thing — not "propolene". The theme of racism stands out in the film, so I'll answer my second question posed in the beginning of this review. In Russia and CIS the problem of racism in the US is not particularly interesting, not going into the details of all interracial conflicts... but it the reason I think the movie is not have gained fame from the Russian audience. Too much this movie Americanized. Therefore, most likely, American movie IMDb rating and the number of voters is much higher and more than on Kinopoisk.

Other issues, such as the relationship team in the family, between men and women, between people of different ages, between political views between the different layers of the population — all so competently written in script about each to write separately, but then it will be too much unreadable text. So, I think this film can be interpreted in different ways — everyone will find in it something interesting for yourself.

Also in addition to this film will record the acting of Denzel Washington. I now look at it filmography, maybe if not him participation in the movie, not just as actor and Director, then I would not looked right motion picture. The young actors look so as worthy, not a bad experience left — okay. So well pleased with the presence of forest Whitaker.

I tell about the pros of the movie, but none less review marked from me as "neutral". The thing that movie I didn't like your pseudo-pathos, which is especially clearly demonstrated in the end. So is on the picture spoiled the dub, I regret not can watch the movie in the original voice, so how not to speak English, so monophonic translation in Soviet style disappointed me. Well, amerikanisierung so did the trick.

In the end — the film is strongly advised to viewing is going; in original voice — Yes, Russian — in its sole discretion. Yes, and certainly, such a transfer, what I watched, a fraction distorted and was not able to convey the beauty of the eloquence of the debate which, in fact, dedicated to the film.

7 of 10

faq
How much has The Great Debaters made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $30,271,556.
How much did it cost to make The Great Debaters?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $15,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie The Great Debaters?
This tv-show was directed by Denzel Washington.
What is the genre of The Great Debaters?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Drama, Biography, Romance.
Who starred in The Great Debaters?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams.
What is The Great Debaters IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 7.5.
When was The Great Debaters released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2007-12-25.