Excerpt: It is very satisfying to see a documentary that can elicit a very positive reaction by the time that it is over. Not to be confused with liking a movie because it is good, I am referring to how a film is satisfying not only because it is very good, but because it feels like I was rewarded by its...
Conclusion: This isn't just a story about a football team that crawls out of the gutter and makes a name for themselves. This is a story about kids who change their circumstances and the coach who makes it all possible. The sacrifice that Coach Courtney endures for these kids is superhuman.
Excerpt: A Caucasian, volunteer football coach with the patience of a saint mentors inner-city African Americans from a run-down, dirt-poor North Memphis high school, turning their program from a perennial dog to a state-champion contender.
Excerpt: It would be tempting to call the inspirational documentary Undefeated a real-life Blind Side , except for the inconvenient fact that The Blind Side was based on real life, too, adapting Michael Lewis’ book about a white family that nurtured a gifted black football player from a broken home.