Skip to main content

PG-13| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
In 2009, the owners of "Mine That Bird" begin an important journey when their colt qualifies for the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel in U.S. horse racing's Triple Crown.

Cast: Skeet Ulrich , Christian Kane , William Devane , Todd Lowe , Madelyn Deutch , Calvin Borel , Bruce Wayne Eckelman , David Atkinson

Director: Jim Wilson

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Ten Furlongs

50 to 1 (2014)

Release Date: March 21st, 2014|1 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 6 )
  • 50

    It’s more of a bawdy buddy movie about the horse’s trainer, Chip Woolley, and owner, Mark Allen (who exec produced), with a bit of slapstick thrown in. show more

  • While the film isn't without charming moments -- the Derby sequence is entertaining -- the lack of narrative sophistication grates. show more

  • Far too much of this plodding picture is spent on odd couple Chip and Alex's road trip transporting Mine That Bird to Kentucky. Forced atmospherics, clichéd action bits and some tone-deaf slapstick weigh things down as well. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com
  • July 29, 2014 Steve
    Report This User

    Notice how the "experts" all panned this movie but us regular movie-goers (the ones who actually paid for our tickets) loved it. It just goes to show how out-of-touch with the public the "experts" are. This is an inspirational movie about the underdog triumphing against great odds (say 50-to-1), much like another great horse flick "Seabisquit". Of course we all know how it ends, but the journey is just as important as the destination. I thought it was a great touch to have Calvin Borel play himself. Sure, Borel's no actor. But he IS Calvin Borel, one of the most loved and best jockeys in racing. And then to see the actual subjects in the closing credits was another excellent decision. It's a great story with excellent acting (kudos to Skeet Ulrich, et al) and it deserves to be seen. The bottom line is if a big time movie reviewer gives a film a bad review you may just want to go see it!!

  • April 11, 2014 chattycat0
    Report This User

    Such a great movie!!!! The casting was great and no down time in the movie! Story was told so well. Loved, loved, loved this movie! Everyone should go see this movie!!

  • April 05, 2014 lauravanduyn
    Report This User

    I just saw this movie and it's very inspiring to watch underdogs who no one believes in, and then they win. It is highly entertaining with no drag from scene to scene. For a small movie, the acting was really good too. Loved the fact that the jockey, Calvin Borel, played himself.

similar movies

  • Seabiscuit (2003)

  • Draft Day (2014)

  • Coach Carter (2005)

  • Secretariat (2010)

  • The Flying Scotsman (2006)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X