• Woefully Esoteric

    ★★★ Watched by Woefully Esoteric 26 Apr, 2015

    Disney fare.


  • awise7

    ★★★★★ Added by awise7

    This movie broke my heart, and changed the way I look at things. I loved it but cannot, for some unfathomable reason, put into words my true feelings for this movie.


  • Panta Oz

    ★★★½ Added by Panta Oz

    The two hours of this 2010 biographical film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Mayhem Pictures won't give you any new breaking directorship skills or camera work... Randall Wallace decided to give us back what movies once had - heart warming and rousing feeling with traditional touch. The film chronicles the life of Secretariat, the 1973 race horse winner of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. Diane Lane superbly portrays Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery, and John Malkovich plays the part…


  • Keenan

    ★★★½ Watched by Keenan 20 Jan, 2015

    Pretty solid horse movie. It tries to connect to the historical setting like Seabiscuit, but it doesn't really do it as well. The rest of the story, while it's what you would expect, is great to watch.


  • Marlo Muñoz

    ★★★ Added by Marlo Muñoz

    Entretenidilla, Seabiscuit en versión Disney.


  • bitter_enigma

    ★★ Added by bitter_enigma

    The. Dialogue. Was. A. Bit. Stilted.


  • Michael Jacobs

    ★★ Added by Michael Jacobs

    Possibly the greatest Thoroughbred of all time does not make for a great movie. Just watch the YouTube clips of his races.


  • David O'Reilly

    ★★½ Watched by David O'Reilly 23 Nov, 2010

    Originally published on FrankTheMonkey.com

    That the film opens with an inspirational bible quote on determination and self-belief makes it very clear the approach Disney has chosen for their biopic on the ubiquitous race horse. This, like so many films before it, is about the pursuit of the American Dream; about chasing success no matter the cost. The timing of its release is perhaps unfortunate, then, in economic times when things are looking very bleak on this side of the pond.…


  • 24thhero

    ★★★★½ Added by 24thhero

    Secretariat is not an "animal" film. It is a serious period drama and a fun adventure, boosted by great performances from the cast and especially Lane. An excellent cinematography and a smartly written script make the film appealing to all ages.


  • elliotx

    ★★★ Watched by elliotx 09 Jan, 2014

    Entertaining feel good though predictable horse movie from Disney.


  • Jake

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Jake 07 Jun, 2014

    Technically speaking, this movie has some minor flaws in its execution, mainly surrounding the story of Penny Chenworth Tweedy and her struggle to maintain her family unit while saving the family horse farm after her parents die, while inserting herself into the male-dominated "Sport of Kings". Those aspects feel as though they are spread thin between the central story component of Secretariat's rise to Superhorse status and Triple Crown immortality. Having said that, I can't think of another way to…


  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Added by TajLV

    This is the story of “Big Red,” better known to the world as Secretariat and arguably the greatest racehorse of the 20th century. But it’s also the story of perseverence, of having a dream and following it against all odds. Diane Lane portrays the horse’s owner with grit and determination. John Malkovich has a wonderfully kooky role as the trainer (gotta love the hats). It’s unbridled Disney and good entertainment at top form from start to finish, delivered at a brisk pace. Don’t miss the bonus features on the DVD to see the real people behind the champion.