Posted on 10/11/10 06:15 PM
If you are dead set against this movie please don?t go. You won't appreciate it and it'll just piss me off to hear your cynicism. This is a movie that you truly have to give yourself over to completely. Seeing the tomato meter on this movie just makes me sad because it means 34% of the reviewers who saw it are so cynical they couldn't be inspired by this fantastic true story. Not only is the movie rousing as you would expect from Disney, its also very well acted most notably by Lane and Malkovich as well as a hidden gem turned in by Scott Glenn. The cinematography during the races also does a wonderful job of reminding us why the triple crown is the most exciting 2 minutes in sport. No small feet considering most people already know how it ends. This is the only portion of the movie that are lacking some of the actions of the non-equine actors minus the three I mentioned earlier didn't always ring true. Most notably the rival owner and his team who came across at times like villains from disney animation rather than real people a bit too over the top.