Rated PG · 123 minutes · 2010

Biography, Drama
The Triple Crown-winning horse gets his own movie, and it’s a mixed bag. Diane Lane gives her all as Penny Chenery, who risked it all on a colt they also called Big Red. John Malkovich steals scenes as Lucien Laurin, the eccentric trainer who helped Secretariat attain his winning ways. The movie does a great job with all of the aspects of horse-racing, and Lane’s scenes with the horse are winners, as is Malkovich’s performance. The movie stumbles when it comes to Chenery’s family life; Dylan Walsh is a complete bore as her mildly annoyed husband. Still, you have to give director Randall Wallace credit for making horse races—in which we know the outcome—awfully exciting.
Official Site: disney.go.com/disneypictures/secretariat
Director: Randall Wallace
Producer: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, Bill Johnson and Mike Rich
Cast: Diane Lane, John Malkovich, Dylan Walsh, Dylan Baker, Margo Martindale, Nelsan Ellis, Otto Thorwarth, Scott Glenn, Fred Thompson, AJ Michalka, Kevin Connolly, Eric Lange, James Cromwell and Drew Roy




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The Coast Halifax Secretariat wins by a nose While the rest of the film lags on, director Randall Wallace makes his money shots with the racing sequences. by Matt Semansky 10/07/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Social Network, Let Me In, Case 39 and more. 09/30/2010
Boise Weekly The Projector: Movies opening Friday, Oct. 8 Ryan Reynolds buried alive (tragic!); Zach Galifianakis and Keir Gilchrist tell a funny story (kind of); Wes Craven makes you pray (and scream); a race (horse) against the odds; accidental parents (who are as cute as the baby they are now responsible for); Philip Seymour Hoffman's fear of water (and women) and a couple of very special screenings. It's all at the movies. 10/08/2010
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Review: Secretariat Underdog drama stumbles out of the gate, races to finish line by Curt Holman 10/08/2010
Portland Mercury The Luckiest Pony Lady Ever I don't think I'm spoiling anything by telling you that the horse wins the race in Secretariat. by Ned Lannamann 10/07/2010

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