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.
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.
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.
July 16, 2005
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.
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.
October 14, 2004
The terrific horse racing sequences, exciting as they are, complement the base story of human dignity and perseverance.
October 7, 2004
It's a good story well told, most of the actors are good, and the cinematography should win awards.
August 14, 2004
A quiet film, oftentimes silent for moments on end, in reflection of both tragedy and triumph.
June 23, 2004
Is ''Seabiscuit'' as good as Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book? Not quite.
April 8, 2004
Universal has a real winner on their hands with this inspiring story about a long shot that becomes a legend.
April 7, 2004
A great story with strong characters that could use a few nips and tucks.
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