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.
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?