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Secretariat Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
a safe, enjoyable movie that can be watched by yourself, on a date or at your mother's house after Sunday dinner
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
It teeters between pleasantly generic film biography and rank manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
April 4, 2011
You could go see this just to enjoy the production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
February 6, 2011
Diane Lane delivers one of the finest performances of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
Secretariat is cliched, unrealistic and predictable, but it will make you feel good
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Croot
January 27, 2011
This horse-sports-opera boasts all the ingredients for a successful run.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 19, 2011
Celebrates greatness on four legs with a decent--if not record-breaking--amount of light entertainment. What're the odds?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 15, 2011
Easily as good of a film as "Seabiscuit," and family-friendly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
Let down by a shallow, bland treatment and characters that feign depth and go nowhere. In this category, it is still 'Seabiscuit' by a mile.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 8, 2010
A heavily contrived and overlong account of the greatest US horse in racing history, Disney's Secretariat still has a lot going for it as an old-fashioned family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express
December 6, 2010
Secretariat is a good-natured but thunderingly clichéd triumph-against-the-odds tale, almost every line a cornball aphorism about following your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
December 6, 2010
Like Secretariat himself, the film is a glossy, big-hearted slow- starter, but lacks his ability to power home ahead of the competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
December 5, 2010
I'm sick of the simpering American morons who lap up this rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
December 3, 2010
With its linear structure, nostalgic glow and distinct lack of surprises, Secretariat seems to have wandered into cinemas after leaving its TV movie hitching post.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
December 2, 2010
Just when we thought John Malkovich didn't have another semi-intentionally deranged performance left in him, he has come storming back with another uproarious turn...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]
December 2, 2010
I think this is one of the year's most enjoyable family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine
December 2, 2010
Despite a decent performance from Lane as the homespun trainer, Secretariat is more blind alley than Blind Side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Frizzell
Little White Lies
December 2, 2010
This tale of wealth, horse-breeding and good old Christian faith is just about as hammy as a study of commodified horse sex can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
December 2, 2010
Secretariat's story still feels untold.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
December 2, 2010
Don't put money on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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