The Cup (2012)




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Movie Info

A true story about two brothers, both competing for the highest honor in horse racing, the Melbourne Cup. When tragedy strikes, one brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. An incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. -- (C) Myriad Pictures

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Simon Wincer, Eric O'Keefe
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2012
Myriad Pictures - Official Site


as Dermot Weld

as Damien Oliver

as Jason Oliver

as Trish Oliver

as Niall Phillips

as Neil Pinner

as Saeed Bin Suroor

as Lee Freedman

as Bart Cummings

as Pat Oliver

as Dave Phillips

as Claire
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Critic Reviews for The Cup

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4)

A tale of heart-wrenching tragedy and uplifting triumph that never quite hits its stride.

Full Review… | May 11, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Although it canters down a well-trod path toward a predictable finish line, The Cup sustains interest through the smooth efficiency of its storytelling and the engaging performances of its lead players.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Top Critic

It's a very decorous picture in which a sense of conflict is largely lacking.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Even the most ardent lover of feel-good biopics would have a hard time backing this horse.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

True sports tale about overcoming tragedy has mature themes.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Common Sense Media

Dull? You don't know from dull.

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
Tribune News Service

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