10.07.10 by reelz
On paper Secretariat looks more saccharine than a sack full of Halloween candy. In reality it's pretty good, and made our list of 10 Best Picture Nominees.
"...the film manages to find a way around the seeming disadvantage of making a movie about a horse likely to win every race."
— Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"...a conventional but rousingly effective picture..."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"I enjoyed it immensely, flat-footed dialogue and implausible situations and all."
— Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"...a pleasantly rote movie..."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...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, LA Weekly