• wilchea

    ★★★★★ Added by wilchea

    great story based on real story. if you love horses...

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  • TheCincyKid

    ★★ Added by TheCincyKid

    Secretariat isn't about a horse. Or a jockey. Or a trainer. It's about a horse owner, an upper-class housewife. There's not much in jeopardy even if the film will relentlessly strive to assure you everything is. Any number of Disney films do better at paying tribute to the animal. This one venerates the person who owned it. Secretariat was a Time cover story. You don't sense that watching this. Rather than showcasing the greatest racehorse ever, they opted the rich owner could be the underdog.

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  • HD_Goofnut

    ★★★★ Added by HD_Goofnut

    When Penny Chenery, wife and mother of four, learns that her mother has died she travels from her home in Denver to her parents horse farm in Virginia. When she gets there she discovers that her father is getting sicker and the death of his wife is making it even worse. Penny then soon learns that the farm is in a extremely poor financial state so she decides to take her father's place at a coin flip for who will…

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  • QED

    ★★★ Added by QED

    This horse racing biopic comes from the Walt Disney stable and stars Diane Lane and John Malkovic. When a housewife's father can no longer run his horse farm she takes over and trains a horse to win the big horse achievement thing.

    Like most films based on historic events there seems to be a fair amount of “artistic licence” involved here with characters removed or amalgamated and changing of certain facts. Hollywood and Disney in particular like a nice piece…

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  • Amy Williamson

    ★★★★½ Watched by Amy Williamson 03 Aug, 2013 1

    Wonderful! I just love a good underdog story, especially if it's true.

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  • Brad Swenson

    ★★★★★ Added by Brad Swenson

    Fantastic! Better than Seabiscuit. It really holds up on repeated viewings and improves. Cinematography, production design, and music are excellent. Yes, the story is "Disney-fied" and we know the outcome. Yet I get excited with anticipation every time I see this...thinking just maybe, this time another horse will win.

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  • Esteban Gonzalez

    ★★★★ Added by Esteban Gonzalez

    ¨This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you run at it. Because you never know how far you can run unless you run.¨

    Secretariat is one of those rare sports movies that manages to hook your attention and maintain the suspense despite knowing how it will turn out at the end. It`s impossible not to fall in love with this horse and his story. Disney was the right choice for the production…

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  • Alex

    ★★★★ Added by Alex

    Secretariat is a well crafted family film in the vein of Seabiscuit. With a great cast headed by Diane Lane and John Malkovich, Secretariat is an entertaining picture directed by Randall Wallace who previously directed We Were Soldiers, The Man in the Iron Mask and wrote the script to Braveheart. This is quite a different project for him to take on, but he crafts a great film here yet again, and Wallace is a fine director who is able to…

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  • Lilias

    ★★ Watched by Lilias 08 May, 2013

    I mainly watched it for the racing scenes because I'm a big nerd and therefore consider Secretariat to be the coolest athlete ever. But the movie wasn't any good, really.

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  • Dara

    ★★½ Watched by Dara 25 Feb, 2013

    Okay I really need to stop watching saccharine genre films. I think my psyche is starting to warp. Goddammit though I enjoyed this.

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  • Carter Baker

    ★★ Added by Carter Baker

    ... dialogue is awful.

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  • nicksav

    ★★★ Added by nicksav

    A formulaic Disney inspirational true story. Diane Lane gives a spirited performance as the Housewife turned racehorse owner but the predictable flourishes hold this film back. Still, this is highly enjoyable if you like this sort of thing.

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