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Seabiscuit Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
An inspiring story for teens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
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
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
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David Ansen
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.
Rob Gonsalves
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
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
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
James Verniere
Boston Herald
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Dequina
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
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
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
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
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
Tony Medley
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
Mark Sells
Film Threat
August 14, 2004
A quiet film, oftentimes silent for moments on end, in reflection of both tragedy and triumph.
| Original Score: 4/5
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
Is ''Seabiscuit'' as good as Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book? Not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 8, 2004
Universal has a real winner on their hands with this inspiring story about a long shot that becomes a legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
April 7, 2004
A great story with strong characters that could use a few nips and tucks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
March 6, 2004
One of those real-life dramas that seems to be tailor-made for the silver screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 28, 2004
Some movies are so good, the only thing that disappoints is that they are not great.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
February 4, 2004
Written and directed by Gary Ross, whose last film was the amazing Pleasantville, this one doesn't quite attain the heights of its predecessor but is still a solid piece of old-fashioned moviemaking.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
January 30, 2004
'Despite its flaws, Seabiscuit beats most of the other cinematic nags out there by a mile.'
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
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