July 31, 2008
Respectable when it should be thrilling, honorable when it should be rough and ready.
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 5, 2005
March 5, 2005
It's a well-made film with some nice performances, but it lacks any sort of dramatic fire.
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.
April 25, 2004
A direção maniqueísta de Ross, a trilha sentimentalóide de Randy Newman e o roteiro repleto de clichês derrubam a boa história.
February 29, 2004
Beautiful, but kinda dumbly obvious. Maguire does solid work, but Ross's heavy handedness is crushing.
February 9, 2004
...has 'class' and 'prestige' branded on every frame. It's about first loves, second chances and never giving up. Cue the pounding hooves and swelling music.
November 14, 2003
Hard to fight the idea that for the talent assembled, Seabiscuit should've been much more.
October 14, 2003
What should lift your spirit only threatens to eject your lunch.
September 20, 2003
Half a success, Seabiscuit is full of stuff to admire but little to really care about.
September 14, 2003
I had thought it was FDR, rather than Seabiscuit, that pulled America up from the depths of depression.
August 27, 2003
In the structure of his screenplay Ross has taken a risk, and he has not quite brought it off.
August 24, 2003
There's no escaping the fact while watching it that we're essentially watching the story of an icon founded out of PR hype.