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
9%
want to see

Streaming (2 Providers)

Reviews & comments

A bit of pure simply joy

Yes, my jaw was aching when I left the theatre. This is a feel good movie. No sex, no drugs, no special effects - just a well told story of a truly amazing horse (another history lesson). This is not a movie I would normally have bothered seeing, but I'm glad I did. Although I haven't been to the races for years I actually felt the lump in my through...

4.0

A "lovely" story, and what ahorse.

In some ways incredible, from a horses point of view anyway.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

Conventional but rousingly effective picture.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

1.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0
Variety

Variety

press

Conventional but rousingly effective picture.

Total Film

Total Film

press

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

2.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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

1.0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

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

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

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

2.0

A bit of pure simply joy

Yes, my jaw was aching when I left the theatre. This is a feel good movie. No sex, no drugs, no special effects - just a well told story of a truly amazing horse (another history lesson). This is not a movie I would normally have bothered seeing, but I'm glad I did. Although I haven't been to the races for years I actually felt the lump in my through...

4.0

A "lovely" story, and what ahorse.

In some ways incredible, from a horses point of view anyway.

3.0