Movie Review: Secretariat (2010)


Secretariat is the story of one of the best, if not the best, racing thoroughbreds in U.S. Triple Crown history. It's sports film released by Disney, thus you can be sure that it will not be short on inspiring scenes about defying the odds to victory.

What's new though are the first person point of view shots from the jockey's perspective, giving the race scenes the right tension and dynamism. The U.S. Triple Crown scenes were the highlights of the film surrounded by a family drama about priorities, recapturing dreams, and making things work.

Diane Lane takes the role of Penny Chenery, Secretariat's owner, to heart and doesn't disappoint. What's rather disappointing  is the dry plot outside of the race horses. But towards the end of the movie, it manages to rise and lift off, giving much needed excitement via the Triple Crown races.

Secretariat will definitely inspire folks, even those who aren't into horse racing. You can bet on that.


Rating: 3.5/5


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