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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02:25 — Based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas, who inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which w (more…)
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01:30 — Based on the true story of Melvin B. Tolson, a professor at Wiley College Texas, who inspired students to form the school's first debate team, which w (more…)
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02:31 — Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and inspired by a true story, The Great Debaters chronicles the journey of a brilliant but volatile coa (more…)
The Great Debaters
Inspired by the remarkable story of Wiley College’s winning debate team of the early 1930s. Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South, THE (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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