Race to Nowhere

Movie review by S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
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age 12+

Compelling docu looks at academic pressures faced by teens.

PG-13 2010 85 minutes

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Based on 13 reviews

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age 13+

Must see for parents, educators and mature teens

Our children's physical, emotional and mental well being are so much more important than society's narrow view of them based on grades and achievements. Imagine a society where academic grades, careers and salaries didn't define us? We need a cultural shift to slow down, realize what really matters, be compassionate toward ourselves and others, and redefine success. This film wakes us up and helps that process begin.
age 12+

Great Movie

If you have children you will want to watch this movie. This movie is showing a new path for our children. Far too many children are not having a childhood and stressing over school rather than playing. Children need to have play time and down time. Not every waking moment should be about school and grades. This movie is a must see.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: September 10, 2010
  • On DVD or streaming: July 19, 2011
  • Directors: Jessica Congdon, Vicki Abeles
  • Studio: Reel Link Films
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 85 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: thematic material involving stress on adolescents
  • Last updated: March 31, 2022

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