Seabiscuit Reviews

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November 16, 2019
Seabiscuit is a sports film with a heart, featuring great race sequences and a wonderful story.
November 15, 2019
While not as epic as one might think given the studio build-up, Seabiscuit is nevertheless destined to become a classic.
October 14, 2019
A high-quality telling of the inspirational true story behind America's own Phar Lap, an equine powerhouse that became a hero of the Depression era.
January 5, 2018
Seabiscuit starts slow, finishes fast, not an eye without a tear, not a throat without a lump. It jumps out of the gate as a front-runner in the race for Hollywood's Triple Crown: best actor, best direction and best picture.
May 19, 2013
promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay
December 28, 2010
An inspiring story for teens and up.
September 23, 2010
It's inspiring despite a sobering thesis: The future is intoxicating, but progress is a kind way of rendering someone's livelihood obsolete. Gary Ross probed the underdog principle's heart: Success outside the comfort zone is the sweetest of all.
June 19, 2009
Writer-director Ross's true-believer American salesmanship%u2014inspired by Frank Capra and honed in Dave and Pleasantville--suits this story of American entrepreneurship, optimism, and resilience. [Blu-ray]
April 29, 2009
Becomes a tale about beating the odds, the triumph of competition, and how one small animal can bring a nation together to forget its miseries.
July 31, 2008
Respectable when it should be thrilling, honorable when it should be rough and ready.
November 1, 2007
[It] may be too airbrushed for its own good, but in the end nothing can stop this story from putting a lump in your throat.
August 18, 2007
Seabiscuit is not a work of great art, but it tells its solid story with grace and dignity.
July 14, 2007
We root for Seabiscuit, of course, but more out of obligation than devotion -- after all, we paid to see him.
March 26, 2007
I found this film stultifyingly self-important and, despite the regularity with which it cuts to the chase, weirdly static.
June 24, 2006
For a film about an unfancied underdog, Seabiscuit is just far too pleased with itself.
May 20, 2006
So predictable that even this true story--the one so few people today know anything about -- seems like an accomplished fact before the opening credits are through.
July 16, 2005
July 5, 2005
March 5, 2005
It's a well-made film with some nice performances, but it lacks any sort of dramatic fire.
January 3, 2005
The foolproof recipe for an old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing slice of summer counterprogramming, and Gary Ross hasn't botched the ready-made job.
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