The Cup Reviews

May 15, 2012
The script by Wincer and Eric O'Keefe is a maudlin mess right from the word go, and if any film this year has been filled with more treacle-laden melodrama I certainly have not seen it.
May 11, 2012
A tale of heart-wrenching tragedy and uplifting triumph that never quite hits its stride.
May 10, 2012
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.
May 10, 2012
It's a very decorous picture in which a sense of conflict is largely lacking.
May 10, 2012
Even the most ardent lover of feel-good biopics would have a hard time backing this horse.
May 8, 2012
One wonders who the audience is for a film this far removed from the dirt and grime of the reality it claims to be based on, and why they find anything so squeaky-clean appealing.
October 13, 2011
It's a shamelessly old-fashioned picture but if you like horses and fancy cantering off into the land of wish-fulfilment for a couple of hours, why not?
October 13, 2011
There's a lot of interesting stuff here but in the end it's a bit disappointing.
October 12, 2011
Let's face it, better to be a crowd pleaser than a critic pleaser.
October 11, 2011
Talk about product placement: there are times when The Cup resembles a feature-length advertisement for the race itself.