Undefeated – Documentary Review!

My Thoughts on Undefeated

Pure inspiration! That is what I felt all the way through this DVD. Undefeated is about a football team in inner-city Memphis. The kids are underprivileged….well that is until coach Bill Courtney shows up. In this documentary you will watch Coach Bill Courtney change not only the football team but also the hearts of those on the team. His words are uplifting and really they really get into your mind. What an amazing man who made a difference in the lives of so many. Giving these kids a shot like they had never had before. Truly a great documentary that I will be watching again and again!

From Press Release:

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of the uplifting Oscar®-winning football documentary, UNDEFEATED, a directorial collaboration from filmmakers Dan Lindsay (Why Us?) and TJ Martin (A Day of Hype in America).  A true story about courage and character, UNDEFEATED follows the Manassas Tigers – a severely underfunded and underprivileged high school football team – as they endeavor to reverse their fortunes with the help of a volunteer coach, Bill Courtney.  Heading to retail on February 19, 2013 for an SRP of $24.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $19.98 for the DVD, UNDEFEATED is a one-of-a-kind sports movie that will thrill and inspire – a moving affirmation of all that is best in us and all that is possible.

UNDEFEATED is “Irresistible,” said New York Times film critic, Manohla Dargis.  Wrote Marshall Fine in his STAR Magazine review, “This is a sports movie with heart!  You’ll be cheering until
the end.”  Added Entertainment Weekly’s Owen Gleiberman, “Suffice it to say that the agony of defeat in this movie is every bit as transporting as the thrill of victory.”

No hope.  No future… Until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes.  UNDEFEATED, an Academy Award®-winning documentary (2011 Best Documentary Feature – Dan Lindsay, TJ Martin and Rich Middlemas), is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and their volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field.

The UNDEFEATED Blu-ray™ and DVD special features include an Audio Commentary with directors Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin; Deleted Scenes; a Black and White Teaser Trailer; and a “The Making of Undefeated” featurette.  Note: Special features are subject to change.


  1. cant wait to see this

  2. Kathy Lane says:

    I have heard that this was a good movie.I can’t wait to see it.

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