Seabiscuit Reviews

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December 28, 2010
An inspiring story for teens and up.
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.
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.
August 7, 2004
Watching this movie, you get the feeling that the Depression existed so that Seabiscuit could be memorialized.
January 15, 2004
It tells such a good story in such a cleverly old-fashioned way that you go along with practically everything.
November 2, 2003
Wonderfully lovely and uplifting. Ross could be accused of over-egging the pudding, but a yarn this handsome, heartwarming and thrilling can't lose.
October 14, 2003
What should lift your spirit only threatens to eject your lunch.
August 27, 2003
In the structure of his screenplay Ross has taken a risk, and he has not quite brought it off.
August 6, 2003
[Seabiscuit] clicks on all cylinders as a technical achievement in re-creating a piece of racetrack history, though its larger sociological statements are more than a little overblown and oversimplified.
July 31, 2003
Ross restores the good name of crowd-pleasing.
July 27, 2003
Taking a cue from the horse in question, Ross' film takes its time getting into the race, but once it gets going, the going gets good.
July 26, 2003
Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit is for the ages. Ross' version is designed to last only until the next Oscar season rolls around.
July 26, 2003
Brings every underdog theme out of the stable, making a movie with familiar themes seem as handsome as a thoroughbred, albeit one that has trouble in the homestretch.
July 25, 2003
Writer/director Gary Ross' movie isn't grand, but it's very good.
July 25, 2003
Like a Ken Burns documentary relieved of the burden of accuracy, this is history as a warm bath you slip into for a while before stepping back into the chill of the present.
July 25, 2003
Its likable cast makes up for any shortcomings.
July 25, 2003
A faithful, loving piece of work.
July 25, 2003
Even told in an overinflated, overexplicit way, the story still has a kick.
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