Sarah Palin’s biopic ‘The Undefeated’ opens to near empty theaters

Sarah Palin  has demonstrated she can survive scandal, major historical cock ups, and almost every kind of political and social gaffe - but can she survive bad box office?

This week The Undefeated, the new documentary about her life and career took in an estimated $65,000-$75,000 in its opening weekend, a figure for which the euphemism 'soft' is usually employed.

But conservative film-maker Stephen Bannon's is undeterred by the public's remarkable disinterest, and he still plans to roll the film out from its limited release of 10 cinemas to a wider audience across the nation.

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Critical reaction has not been kind, however. At Rottentomatoes, the website that rates critical reviews, a 0 % rating was given to the new flick, which means all of the 10 journalists who saw it reviewed it negatively.

Most reviewers described the new film as a fairly blatant political advert. The Village Voice's Anna Merlan called it 'a glowing two-hour infomercial for Sarah Palin, Presidential Candidate To-Be' while the LA Times's Robert Abele described it as 'a troop-rallying campaign infomercial as imagined by Michael Bay: hero-worshipping, crescendo-edited at a dizzying pace, thunderously repetitive and its own worst enemy as a two-hour, talking-points briefing.'

The Undefeated follows Palin's rise from obscure Alaskan hockey mom to vice-presidential candidate. It's tone has been described as glowing, supportive and adoring.