Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Sep 30, 2011
    85
    Never one to take a back seat in his movies, Broomfield projects a shambling, Columbo-style bonhomie that gains him access to people who should be very afraid of letting him cross their threshold.
  2. Reviewed by: Leba Hertz
    Sep 29, 2011
    75
    Sarah Palin -You Betcha! is probably the scariest movie you will see all year.
  3. Reviewed by: Owen Gleiberman
    Sep 28, 2011
    75
    Though a great deal of this material (e.g., Troopergate) seems like old news, 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.
  4. 70
    As divisive as his documentary "Kurt and Courtney," this made-for-British-TV doc by Nick Broomfield begins with the promise of neutrality - but it's a promise the film can't keep.
  5. Reviewed by: Rex Reed
    Sep 28, 2011
    50
    In case you think Sarah Palin-You Betcha! is a hit job on an easy subject, see the movie and learn something. It's terrifying, but in all fairness, no disgrace, no rumor of extramarital affairs in office, no broadside is explored unless it can be substantiated.
  6. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Sep 25, 2011
    50
    Fleshing out now-familiar tales of misconduct and bad judgment, Palin investigation is entertaining but holds no dramatic discoveries.
  7. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Oct 6, 2011
    40
    With Sarah Palin: You Betcha! director Nick Broomfield manages to screw it up.
  8. Reviewed by: A.O. Scott
    Sep 29, 2011
    40
    It feels warmed over, devoid of urgency and, in spite of Mr. Broomfield's on-camera displays of doggedness, lacking in curiosity.
  9. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Sep 27, 2011
    40
    Palin may have lost her taste for the responsibilities of office, but thanks to Broomfield's barely veiled condescension, this slightly prejudiced portrait could win her more supporters than it loses.
  10. Reviewed by: Rob Nelson
    Sep 25, 2011
    40
    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.
  11. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Sep 29, 2011
    30
    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.
  12. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Sep 27, 2011
    30
    For all the legitimate reasons to jeer Palin, should her rightful wariness of Broomfield's camera be one of them?
  13. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Sep 30, 2011
    25
    Recalling the lesson about bringing a knife to a gun fight, a British documentary filmmaker brings a spoon to a hatchet job in the film Sarah Palin: You Betcha!
  14. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Sep 30, 2011
    20
    Broomfield's point that Palin followers threaten her enemies, though, is worthy of a different documentary - perhaps one about American fanaticism.
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  1. Oct 5, 2011
    0
    Sarah Palin is a waste of space. Anything giving her any more screen time than she already has is not worth my time. save yourself the trouble of watching this pile of well u get the idea Full Review »
  2. Oct 4, 2011
    1
    Another Sarah Palin documentary? Give me a break. I hate Sarah Palin. Her floppy show, her sister's stint on "Dancing with the Stars," and her popularity. Her glasses looked like Steve Urkel from Family Matters. I promised you, if she wins in 2012, I'm gonna vomit in less than 60 mins. This is one of the worst documentary since Apollo 18. Full Review »