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Undefeated

Overview


Genre :

Documentary

Release Date :

February 17, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin

Starring :

Montrail Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney, Chavis Daniels

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

1 of 4

“..you'll know no more about how football games are won than you did going in. "Try really hard" isn't a game plan..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]
3.5 of 4

“..the well-crafted film's only misstep is the use of occasional subtitles accompanying some of the players' dialogue..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the title is about more than winning games..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..the overall tone of optimism helps make the pic's payoff at once bittersweet and exuberant..”
by Joe Leydon [Variety]
“..the narrative trajectory manages to follow a tried-and-true template while incorporating the unexpected knocks and messy developments of unscripted experience..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]
“..the filmmakers smartly pounced on the story and soon discovered that it was richer and more richly populated..”
by Manohla Dargis [New York Times]
Review rate : D+

“..the film feels spread too thin in an effort to capture the entire Manassas football mosaic..”
by Glenn Heath Jr. [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : B

“..the fact is that this story is a familiar one, but it is superbly told..”
by James Rocchi [MSN Movies]
Review rate : B+

“..the elements of such a movie are so neatly in place, and Undefeated embraces them with such sentimental-inspirational force..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
Review rate : B

“..strenuously non-melodramatic, the editing is tight and the camerawork is steady..”
by Mark Keizer [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..offers an example of those who have helping those who don't and everybody winning..”
by Marshall Fine [Hollywood & Fine]
Review rate : B

“..mainly, it's eyeball to eyeball..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
Review rate : B

“..like the feature film The Blind Side, which was based on a true story, this film shows a white coach trying to pull off a miracle with an all-black team..”
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat [Spirituality and Practice]
“..it is more of a good works film, anxious to uplift in a similar vein to The Blind Side..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
Reviewed by Michael Atkinson [Village Voice]

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THE INTRUDERS :

“..this is one of those movies that's not very good but not so offensively bad that I regret ever seeing it. No doubt, it's also something I probably won't remember in a week..”
by Brian Oliver [The Movieman]

FOCUS :

“..like a counterfeit handbag: It looks great but falls apart when you reach into it..”
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