Sarah Palin Documentary Receives Poor Reviews
Sarah Palin’s documentary, “The Undefeated,” took in an estimated $65,000-$75,000 in its opening weekend at the box office, The Guardian reports.
That figure is considered “soft” by some, according to The Guardian. But distributor ARC Entertainment said the figure suggested a "strong" debut for conservative filmmaker Stephen Bannon's feature.
The film is expected to roll out from its limited release of 10 cinemas to a wider audience across the country.
Palin’s film currently holds a zero percent rating on rottentomatoes.com, meaning that each journalist from the site reviewed the film negatively. Most described it as a hagiography or an advertisement.
Anna Merlan, of the Village Voice, called it "a glowing two-hour infomercial for Sarah Palin, Presidential Candidate To-Be." LA Times writer Robert Abele described the film as "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."
The film details Palin's rise from Alaskan "hockey mom" to Republican vice-presidential candidate. Palin does not appear in the film herself, but her voice is used in the narration via clips from the audio version of her book.
Meanwhile, Palin hinted last week that she was again seriously considering a run for the White House in 2012. She told Fox News that she might run "in the name of service," as someone with "common sense, fiscally conservative, pro-private sector policy experience and ideas that can be put to good work for this country."