Secretariat

Secretariat

Secretariat

Disney sports drama about housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), who agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge.

Chenery and her Thoroughbred horse Secretariat  – with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich) – manage to navigate the male-dominated business, fostering the first US Triple Crown winner in 25 years (the Crown consists of winning three races for three-year-old horses, and is considered the ultimate accomplishment for a Thoroughbred).

2010130 minsUSA
DramaSport
Director:
Randall Wallace ('The Man in the Iron Mask', 'We Were Soldiers')
Writer:
Mike Rich
Cast:
Diane LaneJohn MalkovichScott GlennJames CromwellDylan Walsh

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Secretariat / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Conventional but rousingly effective picture.

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Total Film

Total Film

Like Secretariat himself, the film is a glossy, big-hearted slow- starter, but lacks his ability to power home ahead of the competition.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The bigger and truer stars of this enjoyable, sometimes accidentally entertaining movie are the five horses that take turns playing Secretariat.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A bizarre performance by John Malkovich enlivens the dull tale of a 1970s racehorse

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

It is a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

An engaging sports movie about the greatest racehorse ever and his female owner who literally bets the farm on his supremacy.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Despite a decent performance from Lane as the homespun trainer, Secretariat is more blind alley than Blind Side.

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