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October 21, 2005
Too obvious, too trite and too sentimental to ever be more than Seabiscuit for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 20, 2005
I have seen enough movies to know that 'wholesome' does not have to equate to 'unoriginal.' Yet there's not an inventive moment in the entire film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2005
A sample of wholesome family entertainment that makes this critic thank God for David Lynch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 9, 2005
This DreamWorks release recycles just about every sentimental ploy and cliche from a raft of horse racing movies.
October 21, 2005
As yet another underdog/family flick that tugs mercilessly at our heart strings, it just doesn't offer anything new and exciting in this well-worn genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 21, 2005
Bland family fare that goes down easy but neither edifies nor challenges.
| Original Score: '2/4'
October 20, 2005
Some movies about horses take us for exhilarating rides, but Dreamer circles a well-worn trail again and again and doesn't know when to head for the barn.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
November 15, 2005
This is a slow track of wish-fullfillment fantasy and all who come through the turnstiles will wear a happy face.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 22, 2005
Seabiscuit-Lite (half the emotional impact and half as satisfying as the regular inspiration film).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 20, 2005
The predictability of Dreamer makes it more likely to please those predisposed to the story line than to win any new fans to the equine romance genre.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 22, 2005
Triumphant coming-of-age drama (complete with horses!) [aimed] at little girls and their captive-audience fathers.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2005
...a well-acted chunk of Velveeta.
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October 25, 2005
Mildly pleasant, but never once does it surprise us.
| Original Score: 2/4
October 19, 2005
The forced family dynamics just drag the movie down.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 29, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 21, 2005
Solid work by Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson and the equally sincere Elisabeth Shue can't win the race against a lame script.
October 21, 2005
There's nothing particularly inspired about the film.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 20, 2005
Dreamer: Still Better than Seabiscuit
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 20, 2005
Save for Dakota Fanning (who is marvelous no matter the role), there isn't a whole lot to enjoy or get involved in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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