Undefeated (2012)

Set in the inner-city of Memphis, Undefeated chronicles the Manassas Tigers' 2009 football season, on and off-the-field, as they strive to win the first playoff game in the high school's 110-year history. A perennial whipping boy,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It covers familiar sports documentary territory, but Undefeated proves there are still powerful stories to be told on the high school gridiron.

Tom Huddleston
Time Out

'Undefeated' is no 'Hoop Dreams', but it's sturdily built and worthwhile.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Volunteer high school coach Bill Courtney says, "Football doesn't build character. Football reveals character." The triumphant sports documentary "Undefeated" proves that it does both.

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger

if you find yourself reaching for the Kleenex during the film's final emotionally charged minutes, you most definitely won't be alone.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Undefeated" doesn't have a deep penetration of poverty and race in its playbook, but it does have enough heart to make substantial forward progress.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

[A] winning documentary.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[E]xtraordinary in how it turns upside-down the typical feel-good, triumph-of-the-underdogs tropes of the subgenre...

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's a surprisingly moving, emotional film, even for those who (like me) know little of football; by its end, you just might be blinking away a few tears.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

[A] stirring, emotional portrait of a high school football team in the impoverished neighborhood of North Memphis, Tenn.

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Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

A reminder of the power of good in a world where most people get too caught up in superficial matters. A wonderful documentary that will point life's purpose in the right direction.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A coach in a depressed Memphis school inspires his players to be better people and better football players. This film is inspiring. Yes, it is full of… More
Walter M.
"Undefeated" is a highly involving documentary about the football program at Manassas High School in North Memphis, Tn. Once, it was so bad, they… More