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Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Reviews

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Neil Smith

Despite thoroughbred work from Dakota Fanning, by the time the movie hits the final furlong it's only good for the glue factory.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2/5

October 25, 2005
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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A great family film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

October 24, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

A sugarcube of good intentions that works.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B

October 24, 2005
Cynthia Fuchs

The bond between Cale and Sonya changes everyone's lives, including the film's oddest convert, wealthy Prince Sadir (underused Oded Fehr).

Full Review Source: PopMatters

October 22, 2005
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Triumphant coming-of-age drama (complete with horses!) [aimed] at little girls and their captive-audience fathers.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 22, 2005
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

Gallop, don't walk, to a movie house for one of the most uplifting live-action family films in years.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 22, 2005

Seabiscuit-Lite (half the emotional impact and half as satisfying as the regular inspiration film).

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 22, 2005
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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For family audiences seeking easy assurance, moral certitude and, of course, moving scenes of a gorgeous, galloping horse.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

October 21, 2005
Angel Cohn
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Charming all-ages entertainment.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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Lovely family film, which has a way of resonating in one's imagination for days.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2005
Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
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As a sports drama -- a genre that's gotten entirely too much play lately -- Dreamer is singularly unexciting.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2005
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune

The best girl-and-horse movie since National Velvet. Who's to say that Dakota Fanning won't have the career longevity of Elizabeth Taylor?

Full Review Source: San Diego Union-Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The film's route to the familiar ending is appealing, largely because Russell and Fanning create such winning father-daughter chemistry, and the theme reverberates with undeniably rousing good spirits.

Full Review Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Original Score: 7/10

October 21, 2005
Timothy Knight

A family film that even adults may enjoy.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's to Fanning's and Russell's credit, and the filmmakers', that the formula never gets the better of the film.

| Original Score: 3/4

October 21, 2005
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

It trampled the curmudgeon right out of me.

October 21, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Too obvious, too trite and too sentimental to ever be more than Seabiscuit for tweens.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2005
Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
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There's nothing particularly inspired about the film.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2/4

October 21, 2005
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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It makes a solid case that a wounded horse can heal a wounded family.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

October 21, 2005
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Fanning and Russell are a perfect, sweet-and-sour pair. And, of course, the horse is absolutely beautiful -- which, in the end, is what this all comes down to, anyway.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 21, 2005
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