Stand and Deliver (1988) - Biography, Drama

Hohum Score

5

Breathtaking

The story of Jaime Escalante, a high school teacher who successfully inspired his dropout prone students to learn calculus.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Ramón Menéndez
Stars: Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 3 out of 92 found boring (3.26%)

One-line Reviews (31)

An uplifting and entertaining film .

I felt that there were a few too many subplots and thus, the pacing was off.

" It was very entertaining and touching at the same time because of the struggles and accomplishments made by the students Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California.

This is an entertaining and good natured film that is accessible to anyone.

I enjoyed it then, and I enjoy it even more, having survived a Calculus course.

The plot is interesting and engaging.

Finely balanced, rewarding and enjoyable .

Engaging .

Worth watching!

In fact, film critics usually narrow in on the lapses in logic and flaws because they resent a film for being so boring.

You should watch the kids yawning and their sleepy positions in an exam session that is very important for them.

Despite all the disbelief and skepticism that his colleagues have he went ahead and designed an intense math program which required all those "loser" and "untouchable" students to even take summer classes.

It is also thrilling to see a rare film that treats Hispanic-Americans with respect and dignity while examining serious topics.

" I felt like I was back in school again sitting through the agony of another boring teacher.

" This movie is based on a true story which makes the movie even more thrilling.

All in all, the film works out very well and I enjoyed it from start to finish.

I enjoyed it a lot.

A very enjoyable and rewarding film.

He and his students go through many obstacles to pass the test, making the movie suspenseful.

To an extent, however, the plot is unpredictable, as one keeps wondering what will happen next, especially after the results of the first AP calculus tests are rejected by the Educational Testing Service.

Escalante uses various methods to inspire his students varying from reverse psychology to entertaining them by bringing a butcher knife and apples to teach them the concept of division and percentage.

Couldn't go beyond 45 minutes, falling asleep.

Both An Interesting Story and An Entertaining Movie .

If you like suspenseful movies you will love "Stand and Deliver.

The school is on the edge of being decertify due to poor academic results by the school district and Escalante's viewpoint is that students will appreciate the opportunities and those at the school are so dejected that they behave poorly.

A staggering performance, a compelling story.

Many are trite, sappy and formula-written.

Either way, Olmos is amazing and is the reason why this movie is so enjoyable.

excellent movie --highly recommend it .

By the way, none of this would be meaningful if Stand and Deliver were not the well-crafted, entertaining film that it most certainly is - filled with fine performances, neat plot-twists, a rich sense of humor.

A stunning and vastly underrated film.