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Unlikely (2019)

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In the US less than 50% of students who start college ever finish, making America's college completion rates among the worst in the world. Now there are more than 35 million Americans who started college but never finished, leaving them saddled with debt, and behind their peers in earning power. Featuring interviews with LeBron James, Howard Schultz, and our nation's leading voices in education, this penetrating and personal new film investigates America's college dropout crisis through the lives of five diverse students as they fight for a second chance at opportunity and highlights the innovators reimagining higher education for the 21st century.

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All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

More digestible than a thick academic study, "Unlikely" was obviously designed as an issue-driven program without cinematic aspirations. That's likely for the best.

November 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The directors rely on gimmicky imagery and cloying musical cues, using Andra Day's "Rise Up" so often that its refrain begins to sound borderline cynical.

October 30, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Its stories of individual students and public/private partnerships may inspire viewers, assuming it can cut through a crowded doc marketplace to reach them.

October 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Unlikely ultimately feels both superficial and intellectually dishonest.

October 14, 2019 | Rating: 3/10 | Full Review…

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