A jockey (Tobey Maguire), an automobile magnate (Jeff Bridges) and a trainer (Chris Cooper) lead a racehorse to glory during the Great Depression.
" [It] may be too airbrushed for its own good, but in the end nothing can stop this story from putting a lump in your throat. "
" Seabiscuit the movie gets it right -- not only providing exciting, saddle's-eye-view racing scenes, but also recalling the Depression era when 'the Biscuit' came from behind and gave the suffering nation hope. "
" Its likable cast makes up for any shortcomings. "
" I found this film stultifyingly self-important and, despite the regularity with which it cuts to the chase, weirdly static. "
" This is a movie that gets it all right. "
" For a film about an unfancied underdog, Seabiscuit is just far too pleased with itself. "
" Ross restores the good name of crowd-pleasing. "
" Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit is for the ages. Ross' version is designed to last only until the next Oscar season rolls around. "
" Even told in an overinflated, overexplicit way, the story still has a kick. "
" Seabiscuit is resoundingly well made and emotionally satisfying. "
" In the structure of his screenplay Ross has taken a risk, and he has not quite brought it off. "
" Respectable when it should be thrilling, honorable when it should be rough and ready. "
" [Seabiscuit] clicks on all cylinders as a technical achievement in re-creating a piece of racetrack history, though its larger sociological statements are more than a little overblown and oversimplified. "
" A faithful, loving piece of work. "
" Watching this movie, you get the feeling that the Depression existed so that Seabiscuit could be memorialized. "
" If you don't go away entertained, informed and sated with satisfaction, you need to have your pulse checked to see if you still have one. "
" Like a Ken Burns documentary relieved of the burden of accuracy, this is history as a warm bath you slip into for a while before stepping back into the chill of the present. "
" The best film of the summer. "
" Writer/director Gary Ross' movie isn't grand, but it's very good. "
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