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Racing Stripes Reviews

October 6, 2006
Part earnest, old-fashioned melodrama, part wisecracking broad comedy, Racing Stripes is a film divided against itself.
January 24, 2005
A predictable but pleasant kids movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 14, 2005
There's much to laud in Racing Stripes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2005
Bland but likable kids' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
Offers enjoyable moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
It stumbles right out of the gate.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
January 14, 2005
The humor never rises very far above the barnyard.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
The special effects here are surprisingly smooth, and everyone seems to be having fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2005
A hackneyed mix of sentimentality and anarchic comedy.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
Even by the dubious standards of talking animal movies, this one is routine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
Racing Stripes is hardly a Triple Crown winner. But for a Saturday afternoon with the kids, it's a safe bet.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2005
This is the kind of movie you might grab at the video store, but it's not worth the trip to the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 14, 2005
Simultaneously overplotted and simplistic, the new barnyard/racecourse comedy from Warner Brothers is predictable every step of the way, and it contains at least three too many poop jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 14, 2005
A veritable barnyard full of guest celebrity voices, doing their best to liven up a mediocre Babe wannabe.
January 13, 2005
Should delight youngsters, although parents likely will find it is sentimental in the extreme, with a plot that telegraphs every development.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2005
Although this film about a zebra who aspires to win horse races has a marvelous premise, it slows to a mediocre canter right out of the starting gate.
January 13, 2005
Racing Stripes is unlikely to ascend to the pantheon of perennially watchable children's films, but like its hero, what it lacks in skill, it makes up for in heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2005
Setting up a race in which you root for the misfit is the 'oldest trick in the book,' to quote a phrase Tucker the horse likes to use in Racing Stripes. But as Tucker adds: 'Works every time.' That it does.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 13, 2005
It's all familiar and unsurprising, but not without its modest pleasures.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 13, 2005
Babe is a family film. Racing Stripes is a children's film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2005
Makes a good case for taking children's entertainment out of the hands of directors and producers in arrested development.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 13, 2005
The results don't come close to duplicating Noonan's charming and gentle barnyard fable [Babe].
January 13, 2005
The message comes across loud and clear without being preachy or treacly, the voice work is top-notch and the zebras (they used eight to play the teenage Stripes) beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 13, 2005
It's no classic, but its heart's in the right place.
Read More | Original Score: B-
January 12, 2005
The undeniable ambiance of Mr. Ed that hangs over the movie is made up for by the charming whimsy of some of the other voices.
January 12, 2005
Frisky and funny enough to please pre-teens, but still witty enough to amuse even those parents who don't recognize Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg and other notables among the unseen vocal talents.
January 12, 2005
For the jaded adult, there's something casually terrifying about Racing Stripes.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 11, 2005
The film shares a problem with its hero: identity crisis.