The Great Debaters will likely be dismissed as cheap sentiment as wards season rolls around in comparison to all films making belated statements about the Iraqi war or stylized crime stories.At it's surface, the film is just an old-fashioned tear jerker about a team of underdogs beating the odds. At the next level, however, the film is a wonderful portrait of small-town life in a racially charged Texas town at the dawn of the civil rights movement.The underdog in question is a college debate team at a black college and Denzel Washington plays Melvin Tolson, the team's impassioned debate coach with politically questionable ties. Opposite Washington, Forrest Whitaker in a wonderful performance, plays James Farmer Sr., the college president who holds the distinction of being the first black man from his home state to earn a PhD. Both Tolson and Farmer are incredibly dignified and revered men but only within their own world. When Farmer is threatened and humiliated in front of his children by a hillbilly who's pig he accidentally ran over, it's a truly shocking moment that will leave quite an impression.It's in this oppressed world that Tolson struggles to break barriers for his three star pupils who, through discipline and training, turn into an unbeatable debate team. The three pupils, played by Nate Parker, Jurnee Smallett and Denzel Whitaker; are wonderfully fleshed out characters and the film balances their adolescent tribulations (alcohol, a love triangle, trying to measure up to their parents, etc.) with the pressures they face as three courageous people who are trying to represent themselves with pride.Whatever flaws the film might have, it is genuinely moving and uplifting and at this time of year, that is increasingly rare.It is also worth noting that the liberties the film takes with history are not as great as one might think. The story largely tells itself according to true events so any overly clichéd moves in the storyline might be better appreciated when one considers their authenticity.
《激辩风云》百度网盘高清资源免费在线观看链接:https://pan.baidu.com/s/1RXZw9PA3kE-uw-JXz7kqyQ 提取码:iwp5导演: 丹泽尔·华盛顿编剧: 罗伯特·艾斯勒主演: 丹泽尔·华盛顿 / 内特·派克 / 朱尼·斯莫利特 / 丹泽尔·惠特克 / 杰梅因·威廉姆斯 / 更多...类型: 剧情 / 传记制片国家/地区: 美国语言: 英语上映日期: 2007-12-25(美国)片长: 126 分钟又名: 伟大辩手 / 伟大的辩手 / 伟大的辩论家本片取材自真人真事，曾获得美国青少年观众票选大奖提名。上世界30年代的德州，黑人被剥夺选举权，并在就业、司法、军役、婚姻等各方面受到隔离和歧视。Mel Tolson（丹泽尔·华盛顿 Denzel Washington 饰）希望自己的同胞们做些事情。他在学校成立了黑人高 校的第一支辩论队。在仔细选拔下，四位学生脱颖而：Hamilton（杰梅因·威廉姆斯 Jermaine Williams 饰）、Henry（内特·派克 Nate Parker 饰）、Samantha（朱尼·斯莫利特 Jurnee Smollett 饰）和James（丹泽尔·惠特克 Denzel Whitaker 饰）。在辩论队成长的道路上，Mel不断的挑战着社会当时的传统观念。他反叛的精神和他激烈的教学方式也不断的被人们炮轰，但他始终坚持着自己信念，最终和辩论队员们一起进入了哈佛大学的辩论殿堂