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Certificate U
Diane Lane
John Malkovich
Scott Glenn
Dylan Walsh
Randall Wallace
Mike Rich
Running Time
114 minutes

Plenty of horse but not much power

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Based on the true story of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat and his owner Penny Chenery (Lane), the film highlights her journey from housewife and mother who didn't know much about racing when she took over her father's Meadow Farm horsebreeding business, to first lady of racing.

Despite a decent performance from Lane as the homespun trainer, Secretariat is more blind alley than Blind Side.

Reviewed by Eve Barlow

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