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Seabiscuit Reviews

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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.
July 7, 2004
There's nothing for the audience to observe except the construction presented. Seabiscuit makes all its connections and observations for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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