Sarah Palin Film ‘The Undefeated’ Opens To Poor Reviews [Video]

According to estimates confirmed by distributor ARC Entertainment, Sarah Palin’s documentary film “The Undefeated” got off to a soft start in a lightly promoted 10-theater box-office debut this weekend, grossing somewhere between $65,000-$75,000.

“The Undefeated,” a new film documentary, chronicles  Sarah Palin’s journey from small-town obscurity to the national platform.

Victory Film Group announced Friday that the film has started playing at selected AMC theaters around the country. Glenn Bracken Evans, Victory Film Group co-founder, said: “We are thrilled that AMC will give The Undefeated a national theatrical release this summer.”

He added: “The documentary is made to be seen on a big screen. With its story of a small-town girl who, against all odds, rises to the pinnacles of American government, the film plays with all the drama of a Rocky picture, only with a woman as the central figure and with politics instead of boxing.”

Cities where the documentary can be seen include Dallas, Denver, Oklahoma City, Orlando, Atlanta, Orange County, Phoenix, Houston, Indianapolis, and Kansas City.

Critics are snarling. They are unimpressed. According to its first 10 reviews, the Sarah Palin documentary “The Undefeated” won’t be budged from its 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. All of the 10 journalists who have given their verdict reviewed it negatively.

Most described the film as a hagiography or an advert. The Village Voice’s Anna Merlan called it “a glowing two-hour infomercial for Sarah Palin, Presidential Candidate To-Be” while the LA Times’s Robert Abele described “a troop-rallying campaign infomercial as imagined by Michael Bay: hero-worshipping, crescendo-edited at a dizzying pace, thunderously repetitive and its own worst enemy as a two-hour, talking-points briefing”.

Based off Rotten Tomatoes’ list of the worst films from the first 10 years of the decade, films that have come close to the coveted 0 percent rating include “Alone in the Dark,” sitting at 1 percent, “Battlefield Earth” at 2 percent,”Twisted,” also at 2 percent, and “Because I Said So” at a 5 percent.

It is said that Palin might make a run for the White House in 2012. Up till this point she’s remained quiet as to whether the rumors are true, but this could change very soon.

Palin Wednesday revealed on Hannity plans to publicly announce her final decision. She stated:”Well, legally, of course, there are time frames.

And that – that time is – it’s coming rapidly in front of all of us. You know, August and September, you do have to start laying out a plan if you are to be one to throw your hat in the ring. So that — that’s basically the time frame.”

Meanwhile, another documentary with a rather different take on Palin has been shot by Nick Broomfield, the British documentarian behind films such as Kurt & Courtney and Biggie and Tupac.

Currently seeking distribution, it reportedly features disparaging interviews with Palin’s parents, friends and former Alaska colleagues. [Photo via Sarah Tung/Flickr; via Huffington Post, Guardian, Los Angeles Times and My Fox Orlando]

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