Palin movie: No thumbs up! Reviewers pan hagiography
New York magazine’s David Edelstein said he really tried to like the film. “I swear I gave ‘The Undefeated’ a chance, because who wants to writhe in agony for two hours?” he wrote. “I hoped that Director Stephen K. Bannon would show a side of Sarah Palin I’d never seen — I thought it would be so cool if I could give the movie a rave. But it’s a straight hagiography, without nuance or ambiguity, or the admission of opposing viewpoints — even those meant to be dismantled.”
Other reviewers also were quick to call the film propaganda.
Time magazine’s Richard Corliss wrote that the director “applies so much idolatrous air brushing to his portrait of the Divine Sarah that the movie might be called ‘Going Rouge.’”
Well I learned a new word today… hagiography. The writings of saints. Hilarious.