• Secretariat (2010)


Release Date: October 8th, 2010

DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

PG |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Despite her lack of experience, housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over management of the family Thoroughbred farm after her father (Scott Glenn) becomes ill. Successfully navigating her way through the male-dominated world of horse racing, Chenery, together with veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich), fosters a gifted colt that ultimately crosses the finish line into history as the Triple Crown winner in 1973.

Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Scott Glenn

Director: Randall Wallace

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Mayhem Pictures

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Father, Passionate, Gripping, Quest, 1970s, Transformation, Husband, Rise

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    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

  • 80
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago 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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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