• Released
  • February 17, 2012
  • (Limited 2/17)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Documentary
  • 23 Fan Ratings

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Undefeated is an emotional and effective film.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Deftly balancing the students' stories with that of Courtney's, the film creates a fully rounded portrait of a corner of America rarely examined.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
For a documentary that's almost engineered to lift your heart, Undefeated is very well done.
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Its triumphs are bittersweet, but they're irresistible.
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The Hollywood Reporter

It's impossible not to root for these guys, or to leave Undefeated without feeling enormously moved by the experience of their joys and disappointments.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There are plenty of unexpected moments within this stirring film, but it's no surprise at all that it's been tapped to compete for a Best Documentary Oscar next Sunday.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Undefeated is filled with wonderful narratives, which impressed academy voters enough to garner an Academy Award this week. It's a credit to directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Daniels that the personal stories of the kids and coaches resonate more than the wins and losses.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Undefeated is undeniably inspirational stuff.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The movie charts its nine-game winning streak and post-season. If there's a problem, it's that there are too few moments like that one with Chavis in the locker room.
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Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
One of the reasons documentaries often take so long to make is the filmmakers' need to keep their subject from giving a performance. They want something genuine, something that materializes only when the camera disappears. Nothing Mr. Courtney is says is inaccurate or, God knows, dishonest. But it isn't quite true either.
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71 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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