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Against all odds, housewife and mother Penny Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin—navigates the male-dominated horseracing business, ultimately taking Secretariat on a spectacular journey to become the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and perhaps the greatest racehorse of all time.
Drama - This is a fact-based underdog sports movie about the legendary
racehorse. Fans of stars Diane Lane and John Malkovich will have
plenty to savor. While the film has most appeal to women and older
viewers, this is safe for the whole family.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average There are enough high points to keep it from being discarded out-of-hand, but not sufficient consistency to warrant anything more than a reluctant and lukewarm recommendation.
Roger EbertFull Review Excellent This is one of the year's best films.
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Based on the remarkable true story, SECRETARIAT chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (DIANE LANE) agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (JOHN MALKOVICH)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.