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Seabiscuit (2003)

Seabiscuit (2003)

A rousing sports drama that displays the kinetic beauty of horseracing

7.1

Movie

United States of America
English
Drama, Family, History
2003
GARY ROSS
Annie Corley, Cameron Bowen, Camillia Sanes
141 min

What it's about

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

The take

Though it paints in overly broad strokes and takes a while to get going, this tale of broken people finding each other eventually reaches an irresistibly feel-good conclusion. Like many good sports movies, Seabiscuit isn't really dependent on the final outcome of a matchup between underdog and high-profile contender. What becomes important, then, is the perseverance of a handful of individuals in doing something just to prove they can beat the odds. And while there aren't actually as many racing sequences in Seabiscuit as you might be led to believe, they're well worth the wait—punctuating the drama with sharp editing and beautiful, period-specific production design.

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