Sarah Palin: You Betcha!

30sarah-span-thumbstandard Filmmaker Nick Broomfield tracks down friends, relatives and colleagues of polarizing Alaska politician Sarah Palin in this irreverent documentary. Among those interviewed are Palin's father and plenty of folks with axes to grind.
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The documentary “Sarah Palin: You Betcha!" takes a look at the former governor of Alaska. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Rotten 30%
Critics' score: 30   Audience score: 60   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

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). full review

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic

[Makes] her sound simply like an evil Tupperware lady. full review

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

Like his subject, Broomfield prefers flash to facts. full review

Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

Palin texted and chewed gum during meetings -- so what? full review

Kyle Smith, New York Post

Probably the scariest movie you will see all year. full review

Leba Hertz, San Francisco Chronicle

It feels warmed over, devoid of urgency and, in spite of Mr. Broomfield's on-camera displays of doggedness, lacking in curiosity. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

The barbs feel stale at best, squandered at worst, and the ominous music that accompanies each sounds as if it has been lifted from the silent movie era. full review

Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times

Broomfield is so dogged that he makes 
 a case, in a deeper way than we've seen, that there's a 
 terrifying remorselessness to Palin's feuding nature. full review

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

It's juicy stuff but not very informative. full review

Christy Lemire, Associated Press

There may be worse things in life than sitting through a 90-minute movie about Sarah Palin. At the moment, I just can't think of any. full review

Rex Reed, New York Observer

For all the legitimate reasons to jeer Palin, should her rightful wariness of Broomfield's camera be one of them? full review

Karina Longworth, Village Voice

Sarah Palin -- You Betcha! shovels enough dirt on the Tea Party guru and self-described hockey mom to satisfy her haters, but lacks sufficient humor and insight to make it a must-see for anyone outside the Brit muckraker's fan base. full review

Rob Nelson, Variety

Fleshing out now-familiar tales of misconduct and bad judgment, Palin investigation is entertaining but holds no dramatic discoveries. full review

John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 90 min
  • Available From: Mar 24, 2012
  • Queued by: 548 people
Directed By
Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
Nick Broomfield, Chuck Heath, Sarah Palin

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