The Undefeated Movie Reviews: Terrible Doesn't Even Do It Justice

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Movie reviews of Stephen K. Bannon's Sarah Palin documentary The Undefeated are about what you'd expect. Not great from the LAME-stream media, with staunch defenders on the other end of the political spectrum.

Aside from being erroneously titled (even if you don't count the 2008 presidential election, Palin lost a 2002 bid for Lt. Governor of Alaska all on her own), the film is essentially a troop-rallying campaign infomercial.

The Undefeated Movie Poster

Or, as the L.A. Times puts it, The Undefeated is nothing short of a "a hero-worshiping, crescendo-edited, thunderously repetitive talking points briefing."

It gets worse from there.

Roll Call calls it: "A flattering portrait of Palin as someone unafraid to take on her own party's bosses. There's little doubt Palin, who did not participate in its  production, will be pleased with the final result. But it's not a good film."

The Denver Post: "Whatever her own blunders as she stumbled onto the national stage, the political portrait of her that emerged was too narrow."

The Advocate: "A straight hagiography, without nuance or ambiguity or the admission of opposing viewpoints, even those meant to be dismantled."

The Atlantic describes the film as "framing its subject as a Christ-like savior of an America that’s lost its fiscal and spiritual way."

New York Magazine: "Maybe it's all the far-right love being soaked up by the Michele Bachmann sponge or maybe The Undefeated just isn't the best way for Palin to reach her prime demographic. Or maybe that people are just sick of hearing the same question over and over: 'So, about that Sarah Palin, is she running or what?'"

Shocking that this is playing in select, empty theaters nationwide, no?


Correction: It's playing in select, SOLD OUT theaters as part of an initial limited release, which is pretty amazing considering the virtually non-existant marketing, and the dates being announced so close beforehand. In the second phase it will go nationwide. I can't wait to see it myself. As for what a bunch of left-coasties think, who gives a shit? You're not real Americans anyway, and real America wouldn't miss you if the ocean swallowed you up.


Shocked that Hollywood liberals would hate this movie so much that they would dissuade people from even going to see it in fear that someone might like her and her message just a little bit. They know that they must be the ones who control the message (ask Ben Shapiro) and the rest of us should learn from their educated perspective. Me thinks that some group doth protest too much. Therefore, I'll see it for two reasons. One, to up their numbers/piss of the liberal hippies and two, because I want to make a decision for myself. I don't like when libs try to tell me how to think. They're most often arrogantly wrong.


All these lefty wacko media outlets will always give bad reviews, that's a given. Movie goers from all over who have seen it really enjoyed it and not just from the "conservative crowd". Considering you have a documentary with 10 screens up against Harry Potter with 4,375 screens, it held its own.


I would like nothing more than to be a fly on the wall in Palin's War Room when laying out her plans now that her Gestapo-like, propaganda film, The Undefeated, a la Leni Riefenstahl’s, Triumph of the Will, has bombed


It certainly doesn't help that "The Undefeated" (GAWD, that title makes me laugh!) opened the same time as "Deathly Hallows Part 2", which was brilliant BTW.


Maybe if it had a nude scene...


How painful.

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