Stand and Deliver

Movie review by Ellen MacKay, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama.

PG 1988 99 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 8 reviews

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age 12+

This movie stands and delivers.

James Escalante shows how a good teacher can inspire his or her students and how rewarding it is to be challenged, as well as how eager students are to be challenged. He tells his students, the faculty at his school- and all of us, really- to always believe in ourselves and in others. While some may question Escalante's seemingly callous disregard for medical advice when he sneaks out of his hospital bed, there's no doubt that he was there for his students. It was because of him that these students were willing to take the AP test again after they were accused of a cheating scandal, even though the accusation was unjust.
age 13+

My honest review.

It is a great movie. I saw it the first time two years ago. The bad language is brief and minimal. The violence is gang related, and minimal. There are a few bad jokes in with sexual content in the movie that only adults would get, kids wouldn't pick up on it . That's why I think the youngest should be 13. My point is that the good outweighs the bad in this movie

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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