Sarah Palin: You Betcha!
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Nick Broomfield's quest for the real Sarah Palin.A journey across the icy snows of Alaska in mid winter, to meet the school friends, family, and Republican colleagues that in previous days gave their heart, and souls to the charismatic, charming, intoxicating ex hockey mum. But it's not all plain sailing. People are frightened to talk, Wasilla makes Twin Peaks look like a walk in the park. It's a devout evangelical community - 76 churches with a population of only 6 thousand, and the Crystal meth capitol of Alaska.Who are the flying monkeys, the enemies, the friends, and most… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"We don't learn anything really new about Palin's politics or her personality, save for a few details that don't shed much light on her thinking (or lack thereof)."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Palin texted and chewed gum during meetings -- so what?"
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It's severely hampered by a Palin-ordained lack of interview access and ultimately fails to get to grips with its subject."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"A hatchet job or an accurate portrait of a Machiavellian manipulator? That's apt to depend on whether you lean to the left or to the right."
‑ Kam Williams,
"a flat, repetitive fizzle of a gotcha documentary"
‑ Chris Barsanti,
"[Makes] her sound simply like an evil Tupperware lady."
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Probably the scariest movie you will see all year."
‑ Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle
"Broomfield goes at the subject with his customary dogged stoicism, which is never less than good fun, but this is one Columbo episode where the culprit barely needed help being brought to task."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Not a hatchet job. . .but adds so little insight by talking mostly to her enemies that a viewer almost becomes sympathetic about what she has to put up with. Almost."
‑ Nora Lee Mandel,
"Broomfield's eye-opening doc re-treads a lot of known ground about Palin, but also drags out into the full light of day the danger of her particular brand of sad, self-centered, desperate paranoia."
‑ Brent Simon,
"Like his subject, Broomfield prefers flash to facts."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It feels warmed over, devoid of urgency and, in spite of Mr. Broomfield's on-camera displays of doggedness, lacking in curiosity."
‑ A.O. Scott, New York Times
"UK filmmaker Nick Broomfield penetrates Palin's in absentia bubbly facade to uncover the right wing evangelical politician's connections to the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, the Tea Party and intimations of the Antichrist."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Sometimes amusing but too familiar - from yesterday's facts to a Michael Moore-ish structure - the doc does create a convincing portrait of Palin as the ultimate Mean Girl."
‑ Caryn James, James on screenS
"Anyone sympathetic to the message will find their beliefs reinforced rather than expanded"
‑ Geoff Berkshire,
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