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Based on 36 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If it's hip to be square, then this racehorse movie is the ultimate in cornball cool. show more

  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    In Secretariat, the fictionalized bits are simple exaggerations - broad, Disneyish adjustments in races and other realities. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The true story of the recordbreaking Secretariat is pretty stupendous as is. It didn't need schmaltzing up. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Secretariat stumbles along beneath the weight of leaden life lessons. They're dispensed at frequent intervals by Diane Lane, who does better than anyone had a right to expect, since she is saddled with dialogue of exceptional dreadfulness. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The result, if occasionally forced, is also irresistible. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Wallace layers on some era-specific meaning to Chenery, who seems to be simply following her lineage, thanks to Lane's quietly dignified performance. Malkovich is more fun, though Laurin isn't as outrageous as the movie thinks he is. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    An engaging sports movie about the greatest racehorse ever and his female owner who literally bets the farm on his supremacy. show more

  • 80
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    What you DO get with Secretariat is a picture that, unlike its bland predecessor Seabiscuit, actually captures some of the thrill of racing. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It is a great film about greatness, the story of the horse and the no less brave woman who had faith in him. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Grace is grace, and however it arrives, there's no denying its presence. show more

  • September 29, 2012 dav8sus
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    I loved the movie and the parallel stories of becoming victorius....not giving up. I love that Penny\'s father sowed faith into her & the ability to stand under trial & that is exactly what she sowed into the rest. Secretariat? God made him, and put an extra large heart in his body. I loved it!!!

  • May 19, 2012 jasdavila
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    Truly one of the best movies on horse racing. An ispirational and superbly made movie. Diane Lane and John Malkovich are deserving of Academy Awards for their perfomances. I got goose bumps watching the third leg of the Triple Crown win.

  • May 15, 2012 winterwhite1
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    Excellent Movie, I have seen it a dozen times and still I am moved to tears as that absolutely beautiful horse charges into the frey and wins in the most breathtaking way. So Inspirational. Absolutely beautifully and sensitively done

  • January 04, 2012 riadared
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    This movie has changed our lives. Absolutely the best story, the utmost excellent casting possible.

  • September 08, 2011 tonyatseao
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  • August 30, 2011 hagfishsr
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    movie was outstanding

  • April 28, 2011 schellen
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    It is an excellant movie, about how God can save a business God\'s way not the human way., Cheryl Mason

  • March 04, 2011 maapple6
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    Great movie!!! Being a horse lover, I only wish I was there to witness the real race. I had tears streaming down my face for the final race.... I don't think they could have done a better job. Excellent!!! I'd have given 10 stars.

  • March 01, 2011 ktlovesmovies
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE! I cannot express how much I loved this movie. A wholesome film that made you leave the theater HAPPY for once! Def a MUST SEE!

  • February 25, 2011 wjrogersii
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    ************ Secretariat for the third time. Would have given it ten stars if possible! What could the critics have possibly not liked about it!?!?!?

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