• Seabiscuit (2003)

Seabiscuit

Release Date: July 25th, 2003

DVD Release Date: December 16th, 2003

PG-13 |2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

In the midst of the Great Depression, a businessman (Jeff Bridges) coping with the tragic death of his son, a jockey with a history of brutal injuries (Tobey Maguire) and a down-and-out horse trainer (Chris Cooper) team up to help Seabiscuit, a temperamental, undersized racehorse. At first the horse struggles to win, but eventually Seabiscuit becomes one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time, and inspires a nation at a time when it needs it most.

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Chris Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Gary Stevens, William H. Macy, Carl M. Craig, Eddie Jones

Director: Gary Ross

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall, Spyglass Entertainment

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring , Emotional , Rivalry , 1930s , Wife , Underdog , Rise , Transformation , Engaging ,

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    For all its pictorial splendor and carefully calculated drama, this film misses greatness by a country mile.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The three (human) leads are perfection. Bridges' Howard is as breezily garrulous and glad-handing as Cooper's Smith is laconic and withdrawn. Maguire's Pollard has haunted eyes and orangey hair that makes him look like a human jack-o'-lantern, and establishes his own unique rhythm and less-is-more style. show more

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Actors dominate with finely nuanced performances where every scene feels dramatically right. show more

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Awards

Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Cinematography
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama