Selected excerpts from reviews of Grossly oversimplifying the issue at hand, writer-director Daniel Barnz’s disingenuous pot-stirrer plays to audiences’ emotions rather than their intelligence. The hot-button issue of public school reform gets unsubtle treatment in this pedestrian and insultingly tendentious drama. It’s terrible when schools fail our children. But it’s not so great when movies fail their actors, either. A propaganda piece with blame on its mind. Inept and bizarre... a set of rightwing anti-union talking points disguised (with very limited success) as a mainstream motion-picturetype product.