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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
July 1, 2016
The true heart of the film is jovial, red-haired coach Bill. Not having had a father, he passionately gives every fiber of his soul to helping these African American boys, who are also missing fathers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
June 2, 2013
if you find yourself reaching for the Kleenex during the film's final emotionally charged minutes, you most definitely won't be alone.
Full Review | Original Score: A
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 15, 2012
[E]xtraordinary in how it turns upside-down the typical feel-good, triumph-of-the-underdogs tropes of the subgenre...
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
October 10, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Adam Ross
The Aristocrat
September 27, 2012
Undefeated is far more interested in the resilience of the human spirit than one hundred yards of green turf.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5

August 6, 2012
Undefeated is all heart. Even those who couldn't care less about American Football will find this an affecting story about a man who really gives one hell of a damn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
August 5, 2012
It's an affecting and encouraging story.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
August 3, 2012
Even if you have no interest in American football this is a compelling and inspirational story that brings a tear to the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Henry Barnes
August 2, 2012
All eyes are on the ball, while the future screams from the sidelines.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
August 2, 2012
Undefeated works the whole macho-sentimental template so vigorously and well it's practically a reflexive response to cry foul, but you'd have to find heroic reserves of cynicism not to care at all about the precarious fortunes of these unformed bruisers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
August 2, 2012
A watchable movie, no question. But perhaps best filed under guilty pleasures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Bochenski
Little White Lies
August 2, 2012
Can take its place proudly alongside the best in the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
August 1, 2012
Gripping, well made and genuinely inspirational documentary that packs a powerful emotional punch, even if some of the scenes seem suspiciously contrived for maximum tear-jerking purposes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddleston
Time Out
July 31, 2012
'Undefeated' is no 'Hoop Dreams', but it's sturdily built and worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ian Freer
Empire Magazine
July 30, 2012
It may be a film that feels rather than analyses, but Undefeated is a compelling, uplifting experience that can't fail to move even the most US football-phobic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
July 25, 2012
This is a valuable story from what one interview subject aptly refers to as the 'have-nots' of one of America's richest sports.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Miraudo
July 5, 2012
As far as American Football flicks go, it's the closest to touching the greatness of H.G. Bissinger's tome Friday Night Lights and Michael Lewis' The Blind Side.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Lybarger
KC Active
May 26, 2012
Not only does the truth set one free but also acknowledging unpleasant realities sometimes makes the platitudes seem like more than something off a locker room poster.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 16, 2012
Where the season takes them, and the entire team, is a satisfying mix of sports-movie uplift and heartbreaking realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
In truth, the story that unfolds is better than the filmmakers' sometimes overwrought attempts to frame it ...
Full Review | Original Score: 89/100
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