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October 03, 2010

SECRETARIAT

COLESMITHEY.COMA dramatically contained biopic family picture, "Secretariat" places its emphasis on the relationship between Virginia family woman Penny Chenery Tweedy (Diane Lane) and the gifted thoroughbred she guides to phenomenal racing success in the early '70s.

Decisively crafted as a PG-rated entertainment, as opposed to the PG-13 rated "Seabiscuit" (2003), the film allows for showcase performances from the ever-dependable Lane, and from John Malkovich as famed veteran horse trainer Lucien Laurin.

Movie Review: Secretariat

Expertly choreographed horserace sequences capture the excitement and precision of Secretariat's renowned runs at the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes.

REVISITING SECRETARIAT (2010) - Foote & Friends on Film

"Secretariat" is a polished family movie that admirably stays on point. Anyone who enjoys watching horses will get a kick out the beautifully photographed race sequences. As formulaic as it is, solid family films like "Secretariat" are few and far between.

Secretariat movie review & film summary (2010) | Roger Ebert

 Rated PG. 116 mins.

3 Stars

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