Excerpt: I did not know much about Secretariat before watching this film. This horse was a little before my time. When Disney offered Family Friendly Gaming a reviewable copy, I was curious. Plus my youngest son loves animal movies, and I knew he would get into it.
Excerpt: In 2003, Universal came out with a movie entitled “Seabiscuit.” The movie was about a horse who managed to capture the attention of the nation back in the days when there wasn’t a whole lot to be excited about. It was a true story, of course, and it was met with both critical and commercial appeal.
Conclusion: 'Secretariat' is much more than a stirring, beautifully mounted story about a legendary racehorse; it's a tale of perseverance, heart, and personal evolution that's emotional, exciting, and, yes, inspiring.
Excerpt: Disney sports movies, with the sole exception of Miracle , never found their groove after Remember the Titans . There was that swimming movie no one remembers, and that baseball flick, The Rookie .
Excerpt: Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse, Secretariat, and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion.
Excerpt: The Film Hollywood loves a good horse tale. There's Flicka , The Black Stallion , Hildalgo , National Velvet , and Seabiscuit , just to name a few. Now coming into the cavalry is Secretariat .
Excerpt: There once was a horse called Secretariat. He was born Big Red but his owner had to vary it. He won the Triple Crown. And was the talk of the town. If the rumors are true, he liked to wear ladies' underwear and be called Harriet.
Excerpt: Secretariat may be the greatest race horse of all time, but somehow that isn’t enough to rate him a starring role in his own movie. Instead Secretariat all but ignores the horse it’s named after in favor of telling the tedious, mostly irrelevant story of his owner. Let’s call her Diane Lane.
Excerpt: "Secretariat" has a challenging journey ahead of it, released relatively soon after the 2003 legendary racehorse picture, "Seabiscuit." Without much in the way of controversial elements or a suspenseful conclusion, "Secretariat" feels like a nonstarter, though it's handsomely mounted by director...