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Secretariat [2010]


In the story of the U.S. Hall of Fame racehorse Secretariat, which won the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1973, its owner (Diane Lane) is a Denver homemaker with a lawyer husband and four children. She takes the reins of her dad's (Scott Glenn) failing stables and proves that gender does not prevent greatness. Also with John Malkovich, Amanda Michalka, Dylan Walsh, Scott Glenn, Fred Thompson, James Cromwell, Kevin Connolly and Nestor Seranno. Directed by Randall Wallace. [1:55 - PG]



thumbs up

"It is a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him...This is one of the year's best films."

- Roger Ebert

thumbs down

"...Social issues of the day are glibly addressed via hoary platitudes. At least the formulaic race footage itself is vigorous; the schmaltzy mythmaking script, on the other hand, deserves a one-way trip to the glue factory."

- Nick Schager



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Mary Pols | Time
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Carrie Rickey | Philadelphia Inquirer
Ann Hornaday | Washington Post
Rex Reed | New York Observer
Andrea Gronvall | Chicago Reader
Bill Goodykoontz | Arizona Republic
Owen Gleiberman | Entertainment Weekly
John DeSando | WCBE
Marjorie Baumgarten | Austin Chronicle
M. E. Russell | Portland Oregonian
Peter Travers | Rolling Stone
Lou Lumenick | New York Post
Jason Zingale | Bullz-Eye.com
Claudia Puig | USA Today
James Berardinelli | ReelViews
Mike Scott | New Orleans Times-Picayune
Calvin Wilson | St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Andrew O'Hehir | Salon.com
Kenneth Turan | Los Angeles Times
Joe Neumaier | New York Daily News
Manohla Dargis | The New York Times
Joshua Rothkopf | Time Out New York
Keith Phipps | Onion AV Club
Steve Persall | St. Petersburg Times
Michael Phillips | Chicago Tribune
Peter Rainer | Christian Science Monitor
Amy Biancolli | San Francisco Chronicle
Dana Stevens | Slate
Rick Groen | The Globe and Mail
Roger Moore | Orlando Sentinel
Nick Schager | L.A. Weekly

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