Secretariat tells the legendary story of the greatest racing horse in history. I wasn’t all that familiar with the source material, so this was very informative as well as entertaining for me.
My biggest complaint is the whole pace of the film. At times it was heavy on dialogue and very dense, while the racing sequences were frenetic and exciting.
I gotta say the first act has way too much dialogue and exposition, making it really boring and dull for the audience. I found myself not being invested in the narrative.
The rest of the film tries to make up for it but it’s not nearly enough. The race scenes are cool and John Malkovich is amazing but I feel like it wasn’t for me.
“This is not about going back. This is about life being ahead of you and you running at it!”