Metacritic Movie Ratings
Waiting for "Superman" Reviews

5.0

81

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayScott Bowles

    It's an apt title. As divisive as the issue has become, it's hard to deny the power of Guggenheim's lingering shots on these children, waiting on a superhero who isn't going to come.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    This is a time when urgent issues are often explored in polemic documentaries, as well as a fateful moment when the future of public education is being debated with unprecedented intensity. Waiting for 'Superman' makes an invaluable addition to the debate.

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  • 91

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyLisa Schwarzbaum

    Powerful, passionate, and potentially revolution-inducing documentary.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterJohn DeFore

    A moving and effective film whose subject may lack the hot-button boxoffice appeal of the director's "An Inconvenient Truth" but is at least a crisis practically everyone agrees actually exists.

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