Sarah Palin: You Betcha! Reviews

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October 18, 2011
It's severely hampered by a Palin-ordained lack of interview access and ultimately fails to get to grips with its subject.
October 17, 2011
Broomfield goes at the subject with his customary dogged stoicism, which is never less than good fun, but this is one Columbo episode where the culprit barely needed help being brought to task.
October 9, 2011
Not a hatchet job. . .but adds so little insight by talking mostly to her enemies that a viewer almost becomes sympathetic about what she has to put up with. Almost.
October 6, 2011
We don't learn anything really new about Palin's politics or her personality, save for a few details that don't shed much light on her thinking (or lack thereof).
October 1, 2011
Sometimes amusing but too familiar - from yesterday's facts to a Michael Moore-ish structure - the doc does create a convincing portrait of Palin as the ultimate Mean Girl.
September 30, 2011
[Makes] her sound simply like an evil Tupperware lady.
September 30, 2011
Like his subject, Broomfield prefers flash to facts.
September 30, 2011
Palin texted and chewed gum during meetings -- so what?
September 29, 2011
a flat, repetitive fizzle of a gotcha documentary
September 29, 2011
It feels warmed over, devoid of urgency and, in spite of Mr. Broomfield's on-camera displays of doggedness, lacking in curiosity.
September 29, 2011
The barbs feel stale at best, squandered at worst, and the ominous music that accompanies each sounds as if it has been lifted from the silent movie era.
September 28, 2011
Anyone sympathetic to the message will find their beliefs reinforced rather than expanded
September 28, 2011
It's juicy stuff but not very informative.
Top Critic
September 28, 2011
There may be worse things in life than sitting through a 90-minute movie about Sarah Palin. At the moment, I just can't think of any.
September 27, 2011
For all the legitimate reasons to jeer Palin, should her rightful wariness of Broomfield's camera be one of them?
September 27, 2011
Palin may have lost her taste for the responsibilities of office, but thanks to Broomfield's barely veiled condescension, this slightly prejudiced portrait could win her more supporters than it loses.
September 19, 2011
...what's the point of all this muckraking?
September 16, 2011
Broomfield struggles to keep his footing on Wasilla's icy roads -- a good metaphor for the film, which skates on thin ice as a journalistic endeavour.
September 12, 2011
Sarah Palin -- You Betcha! shovels enough dirt on the Tea Party guru and self-described hockey mom to satisfy her haters, but lacks sufficient humor and insight to make it a must-see for anyone outside the Brit muckraker's fan base.
September 11, 2011
Preaches to the converted.
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