Set against the backdrop of a football season, Undefeated is a coming-of-age vérité documentary centering on three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and an unexpected volunteer coach who struggles to provide them with the discipline, resources and inspiration they’ll need to not only overcome their bleak surroundings, but also to win the first playoff game in the high school’s 110-year history. –SXSW
This documentary was really well done, but without the subjects would have been nothing. The football team and their coach were great to watch. Unlike most documentaries comprising of interview footage, this was edited together in the order it occurred. So, again, I really liked the film but more credit goes to the team than the filmmakers. Watch it and see a very heart warming story.
Unremarkable documentary tells the story of a ragtag football team comprised of mostly inner city kids that was the laughing stock of the state until a determined coach turned the program around into a winning season. We've seen this movie before many times, and there's nothing new here.
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