Undefeated (2012) Synopsis
High-school football players strive to win their school's first playoff game in 110 years.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Undefeated is an emotional and effective film.
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88

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...
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83

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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80

Movieline

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Its triumphs are bittersweet, but they're irresistible.
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80

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...
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80

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...
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75

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...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Undefeated is undeniably inspirational stuff.
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63

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...
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50

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...
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No Sandra Bullock, but who cares

By iknowbest
I liked this very much. It did get slow in a few places, but largely moved along well. This is a pretty fascinating film, and terribly depressing within the context that there is an awful lot of...

Undefeated

By sirvalle
Great movie! Reminded me of 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Blind Side', but seemed more realistic. I think its a good movie for high school kids and adults....

Great Story, Questionable Editing

By uruguayzinger
The story is a typical comeback-kid, sports movie story. It's pretty amazing that it's a true story and a documentary because it seemed straight out of [insert stereotypical sports movie here]. My...

By pjeter
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Great Movie

By lynbrook
Undefeated was one of the best and inspirational movies I have ever seen. The documentary made me feel like I could conquer the world....

A MUST SEE FILM

By donnavanderbilt
This movie was awesome! I'm so glad I decided to take my 8yo son (who's dad also has bailed). This was the best story of what it means to become a man and be the best man you can possibly be. Thank u...

Undefeated

By Peneflix
At the risk of being pejorative I still prefer "Pina"... Coming from a family of football fanatics; ingrained from birth, intrinsic in our genetic composition, male/female, there was no cure...

Undefeated

By Mr Film Freak
With all of the Oscar buzz it got I checked out Undefeated with all expectations that it would be great and it really was. Think BlindSide in documentary form that gives it all the realness without...

Undefeated

By Stanley Loeb
This is the real 'Blind Side' For genuine passion for football, biracial love of man, and affection and understanding, there have been very few to match this movie about Coach Courtney at Manassas...

Worth The Ticket For Just One Of Its Scenes.

By Alon Patterson
Yes, there's a formula here. Too bad it barely exists in real life. This is a documentary whose subject is far less, diminuitive by comparison, than the people it introduces to the world. One more...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Inspiring football documentary about the power of teamwork.
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