The Great Debaters

Polished, pokey and cloyingly formulaic, Denzel Washington's directing follow-up to ANTWONE FISHER is a Harpo — as in Oprah spelled backwards — Production all the way. Marshall, Texas, 1935. As a new school year dawns amid the darkest days of the Jim Crow South, Wiley College professor Melvin B. Tolson (Washington) has chosen what he hopes will be...read more

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  • Released: 2007
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Polished, pokey and cloyingly formulaic, Denzel Washington's directing follow-up to ANTWONE FISHER is a Harpo — as in Oprah spelled backwards — Production all the way. Marshall, Texas, 1935. As a new school year dawns amid the darkest days of the Jim Cr… (more)

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