Dangerous Minds
Dangerous Minds (1995)

In this drama, a school teacher discovers that it takes more than the ABCs to get through to a class of "uneducatable" kids. When Lou Anne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer), a nine-year veteran of the Marine Corps with a degree in… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 13, 1999
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29%
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65%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Pfeiffer gives a funny, scrappy performance that makes you feel a committed teacher's fire to make a difference.

Tom Keogh
Film.com

Pfeiffer has a lot of good moments as Johnson.

Oz
eFilmCritic.com

So whitebread I want to call everyone involved 'Urkle'.

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

The tale screenwriter Ronald Bass came up with, and the way director John N. Smith tells it, is stereotypical, predictable and simplified to the point of meaninglessness.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

The movie has real emotional and reportorial credibility, a prime source of its power.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Horrible. A waste. How was this ever a hit?

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie pretends to show poor black kids being bribed into literacy by Dylan and candy bars, but actually it is the crossover white audience that is being bribed with mind-candy in the form of safe words by the two Dylans.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

None of it rings the slightest bit true; all of it insults the intelligence.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Inspiring portrait of an inner city teacher who discovers that making students feel good about themselves brings learning alive in the classroom.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Stories about teachers winning over a tough audience are always uplifting - shades of 'To Sir with Love'. This movie has all the normal ingredients -… More
Jason Owens
Been spending most our lives living in the gangsta's paradise.
Film Crazy
I like movies like these, although its not as good as films like freedom writers, it is an entertaining enough movie. Its not the most inspirational drama that… More
Lenny Muggsy
Michelle Pfeiffer looking hot in the ghetto trying to teach knowledge.
Wildaly M
Stereotypical, predictable and unrealistic.
Candy Rose
Michelle is a teacher in an inner-city school. Love the soundtrack.

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