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Seabiscuit Reviews

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January 4, 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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 19, 2013
promises filet mignon, only to deliver oats and hay
Full Review | Original Score: C
December 28, 2010
An inspiring story for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2007
We root for Seabiscuit, of course, but more out of obligation than devotion -- after all, we paid to see him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
March 5, 2005
It's a well-made film with some nice performances, but it lacks any sort of dramatic fire.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 6, 2004
The film becomes a parable about the power of seeing potential and cultivating it, even in those who do not aim so high themselves.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 14, 2004
The terrific horse racing sequences, exciting as they are, complement the base story of human dignity and perseverance.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: A
October 7, 2004
It's a good story well told, most of the actors are good, and the cinematography should win awards.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
August 14, 2004
A quiet film, oftentimes silent for moments on end, in reflection of both tragedy and triumph.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 7, 2004
Watching this movie, you get the feeling that the Depression existed so that Seabiscuit could be memorialized.
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