NY Times: "Its steadfast humanity, its literacy, its passionate belief in education, its faith that history teaches invaluable lessons and its strong, emotionally grounded performances: There are enough things to admire about “The Great Debaters,” the heavily fictionalized true story of The Little Debate Team That Could, that your impulse is to forgive the movie its shortcomings."
Locally, it's at Tinseltown. Also showing there are 2 other touted movies: Juno and Sweeney Todd.
Debaters: PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). Mild sexual situations and some strong language.
Background on the production: Alex Kent on Louisiana Movies.