Conclusion: Undefeated feels so authentic that audiences might forget they're watching the story unfold through the camera lens and believe they're there on the practice field, in the school auditorium, or at home with the coach or his players.
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.