|Starring:||William H. Macy, Chris Cooper, Tobey Maguire, Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Gary Stevens|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Based on a True Story, Easter Eggstravaganza!, Family Faves, For the Whole Family, Half Term Hits, HD Family Fun, Hidden Gems, Kids' Classics|
|Run time:||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Feb 2004|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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A Definite WinnerBy Vanessa from Blackburn , 29 Apr 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]What a tearjerker! Unless you knew that this was a true story, you would have thought that this was just Hollywood throwing in all the cliches. An old timer, a businessman down on his luck, a boy with a disability and a mistreated horse. But, it's all true. And you don't have to be into racing to enjoy it. This is a real feel good movie, that avoids being overly-sentimental, and captures the inter-war period of America perfectly.
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The Horse is the StarBy Cato (772 reviews) from Lydbury North , 01 Jul 2011You can't really go wrong with a film about an undersized racehorse who beats all comers during the Great American Depression, especially if it's owned by Jeff Bridges and ridden by Toby Maguire. The story's simplistic and sentimental, but it works, largely because of the great racing footage. This little horse will certainly win all you skeptics' hearts over, and you'll be cheering him on right up to that finishing line. Good performances too from Chris Cooper as the horse whisperer and William H.Macy as an OTT radio commentator .
See Seabiscuit Run...By Barnseytheclaret (191 reviews) from Sheffield , 05 Jun 2011You can't help but be moved by this charming film. Set against the backdrop of Depression and between World Wars America, it tells the tales of one of the country's most successful and popular race horses ever. True, there are no great surprises, and you mostly know what's coming, but it is still a well-told piece of cinema. Maguire is good in the role of the jockey, 'Red', as are the other principal characters.
Slow starterBy OldRenny (26 reviews) from Shirebrook,Notts , 19 May 2010Could not get interested a very slow starter without any significant action aside from race scene's turn's into a tearjerker toward the end but i was very dissapointed overall.
Red Rum & British LeylandBy Brownmarx (11 reviews) from Mirfield , 21 Mar 2010A touching true story about the lives of several extraordinary, if not damaged, individuals (including a horse) that overcome adversity amidst Americas worst depression. Somehow this little gem slipped under the UK radar. If youre put off by the thought of this American slice of history substitute the characters for Red Rum and the boss of British Leyland: see if that helps.
SeabiscuitBy a customer from Manchester , 31 Jul 2009Enjoyed the film although not many surprises. Seemed like a Hollywood formula but expect history had more to do with that