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Secretariat Reviews

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Roe McDermott
Hot Press
March 11, 2016
The race scenes are impressively kinetic as Wallace uses slow-motion shots, low camera angles and archived footage to imbue the races with excitement, but it's not enough to lift this Hallmark snooze-fest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
a safe, enjoyable movie that can be watched by yourself, on a date or at your mother's house after Sunday dinner
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 31, 2013
It teeters between pleasantly generic film biography and rank manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
You could go see this just to enjoy the production design.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Roger Tennis
Cinemaclips.com
February 6, 2011
Diane Lane delivers one of the finest performances of her career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 1, 2011
Secretariat is cliched, unrealistic and predictable, but it will make you feel good
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
January 27, 2011
This horse-sports-opera boasts all the ingredients for a successful run.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
January 19, 2011
Celebrates greatness on four legs with a decent--if not record-breaking--amount of light entertainment. What're the odds?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
January 15, 2011
Easily as good of a film as "Seabiscuit," and family-friendly.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
December 27, 2010
Let down by a shallow, bland treatment and characters that feign depth and go nowhere. In this category, it is still 'Seabiscuit' by a mile.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
December 8, 2010
A heavily contrived and overlong account of the greatest US horse in racing history, Disney's Secretariat still has a lot going for it as an old-fashioned family drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express (UK)
December 6, 2010
Secretariat is a good-natured but thunderingly clichéd triumph-against-the-odds tale, almost every line a cornball aphorism about following your heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kate Stables
Total Film
December 6, 2010
Like Secretariat himself, the film is a glossy, big-hearted slow- starter, but lacks his ability to power home ahead of the competition.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robbie Collin
News of the World
December 5, 2010
I'm sick of the simpering American morons who lap up this rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
December 3, 2010
With its linear structure, nostalgic glow and distinct lack of surprises, Secretariat seems to have wandered into cinemas after leaving its TV movie hitching post.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
December 2, 2010
Just when we thought John Malkovich didn't have another semi-intentionally deranged performance left in him, he has come storming back with another uproarious turn...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 2, 2010
I think this is one of the year's most enjoyable family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine
December 2, 2010
Despite a decent performance from Lane as the homespun trainer, Secretariat is more blind alley than Blind Side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Frizzell
Little White Lies
December 2, 2010
This tale of wealth, horse-breeding and good old Christian faith is just about as hammy as a study of commodified horse sex can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
December 2, 2010
Secretariat's story still feels untold.
| Original Score: 2/5
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