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Secretariat Reviews

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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
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
October 7, 2010
Instead of feeling good, it just feels hollow.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 31, 2013
It teeters between pleasantly generic film biography and rank manipulation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2010
The racing sequences are effectively done and Secretariat's quest for horse racing's Triple Crown concludes with one of those stand-up-and-cheer moments, but the story as a whole seems stale and overly familiar.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2010
Secretariat isn't bad but it's precisely what you'd expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 7, 2010
A family film about one of the fastest racehorses in history, Secretariat stumbles along beneath the weight of leaden life lessons.
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
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
December 2, 2010
Secretariat's story still feels untold.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 27, 2010
Penny Chenery's story is good stuff. It's just that watching it, one can't escape the nagging feeling that it's not the most compelling part of the (Secretariat) story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2010
Unimaginatively directed by Randall Wallace, Secretariat often visibly strains to avoid painful or messy reality...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 12, 2010
Schmaltzy, uneven and contrived [despite] thrilling horse-racing scenes and John Malkovich's hilarious performance as an eccentric trainer who walked right out of a Christopher Guest movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.10/10
October 8, 2010
Chenery is the main character, and as hard as Lane works (and as lovely as she looks in her '70s separates), Chenery just isn't a very interesting person.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2010
Bum-numbingly long bore that has a worrying number of talented actors seemingly involved for a cheque. Watch a film about dinosaurs instead; much more fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 5, 2010
I'm sick of the simpering American morons who lap up this rubbish.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 7, 2010
The true-life account of the "world's greatest racehorse" deserves better than this bland adaptation from the Disney factory.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 5, 2010
The formulaic race footage itself is vigorous; the schmaltzy mythmaking script, on the other hand, deserves a one-way trip to the glue factory.
October 8, 2010
So intent on being inspiring that it forgets nearly everything else, including story and character.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 9, 2010
A weak mediocrity that inspires no strong feelings one way or the other.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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