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!!