The Cup (2012)

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A true story about two brothers, both competing for the highest honor in horse racing, the Melbourne Cup. When tragedy strikes, one brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. An incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. -- (C) Myriad Pictures
Rating:
PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Cast

Brendan Gleeson
as Dermot Weld
Stephen Curry
as Damien Oliver
Daniel MacPherson
as Jason Oliver
Jodi Gordon
as Trish Oliver
Bobby Fox
as Niall Phillips
Martin Sacks
as Neil Pinner
Harli Ames
as Saeed Bin Suroor
Shaun Micallef
as Lee Freedman
Bill Hunter
as Bart Cummings
Colleen Hewitt
as Pat Oliver
Tom Burlinson
as Dave Phillips
Kate Bell
as Claire
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Critic Reviews for The Cup

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (4)

A tale of heart-wrenching tragedy and uplifting triumph that never quite hits its stride.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Although it canters down a well-trod path toward a predictable finish line, The Cup sustains interest through the smooth efficiency of its storytelling and the engaging performances of its lead players.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Variety
Top Critic

It's a very decorous picture in which a sense of conflict is largely lacking.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Even the most ardent lover of feel-good biopics would have a hard time backing this horse.

Full Review… | May 10, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

True sports tale about overcoming tragedy has mature themes.

Full Review… | July 8, 2014
Common Sense Media

Dull? You don't know from dull.

Full Review… | December 31, 2012
Tribune News Service

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