A homeless jockey, a millionaire, a washed-up cowboy and a horse named Seabiscuit are the four unlikely heroes who found hope in each other and inspired an entire generation. Tobey Maguire, Academy Award nominee Jeff Bridges and Academy Award winner Chris Cooper star in the critically acclaimed and audience-pleasing Seabiscuit, the triumphant and exhilarating true story about the power of hope and the courage to make dreams come true. Filled with epic action, drama and heart, Seabiscuit will take you on the ride of a lifetime.
Proving that truth is often greater than fiction, the handsome production of Seabiscuit offers a healthy alternative to Hollywood's staple diet of mayhem. With superior production values at his disposal, writer-director Gary Ross (Pleasantville) is a bit too reverent towards Laura Hillenbrand's captivating bestseller, unnecessarily using archival material--and David McCullough's narration--to pay Ken-Burns-like tribute to Hillenbrand's acclaimed history of the knobbly-kneed thoroughbred who "came from behind" in the late 1930s to win the hearts of Depression-weary Americans. That caveat aside, Ross's adaptation retains much of the horse-and-human heroism that Hillenbrand so effectively conveyed; this is a classically styled "legend" movie like The Natural, which was also heightened by a lushly sentimental Randy Newman score. Led by Tobey Maguire as Seabiscuit's hard-luck jockey, the film's first-rate cast is uniformly excellent, including William H Macy as a wacky trackside announcer who fills this earnest film with a much-needed spirit of fun. --Jeff Shannon
film was great, with true events in a difficult time in Americas history.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Saw the film on television and thought it would make an excellent stocking filler. Very quick delivery, well packaged and great price equals one delighted customer!Published 29 days ago by Casbabs