Secretariat (123 min)

This movie’s fate is up to a flip of a coin, just like Secretariat’s was. Its 50:50, it could go either way. The one way you could focus on is the fact that throughout most of the movie, it focuses more on the human side of the story. On the other side you could stay true to the fact that, yes even though it focuses a lot on the human side, where most of but not all of the drama takes place in, it is still a good even great movie. Let’s just say that the first option is heads and the second one is tails. If I was flipping the coin I would have a double sided coin for tails because this movie is good, even great. The movie is about the legendary horse Secretariat and the incredible owner Penny Chenery Tweedy, who is getting the stallion trained in hopes of the unbeaten record for winning the Triple Crown. She is played by Diane Lane, who plays the role with a sweet presence. The movie is solid and the performances are too. It is inspirational and the horse races seem to keep you on the edge of your seat. So don’t focus on the fact that it seems like the movie is more about the people than the horse itself, focus on the fact that it is actually a solid piece of film. “Secretariat” is rated PG for brief mild language.

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  1. This review of Secretariat is nicely written, short and to the point. It is a beautiful moving true story about a legendary horse and how he was chosen to go on to win the triple crown. I enjoyed how you compare the human versus horse story factor, this movie has both aspects and you never forget about the horse and his name is etched in your mind from the beginning. Great job.

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