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The Great Debaters


Drawing inspiration from the true story of a temperamental debate coach who molded the students of a small East Texas college into a formidable team that gave even Harvard's elite squad a run for their money, [[Performer~P74843~Denzel Washington~denzelwashington]]'s The Great Debaters features the director himself as the ambitious educator, and [[Performer~P116578~Forest Whitaker~forestwhitaker]] as the resentful father of a student whose loyalties now lie almost exclusively with his coach. Melvin B...more Critics


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It's predictable.

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65 out of 100 Metascore®

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For Families


Pause for kids 12 & under

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