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Seabiscuit [Blu-ray]

Tobey Maguire , Jeff Bridges , Gary Ross    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   Blu-ray
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (211 customer reviews)
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A great American story from Academy Award®-nominated† filmmaker Gary Ross, Seabiscuit stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges and Chris Cooper. Based on the inspiring true story of three men – a jockey, a trainer and a businessman – and the undersized racehorse who took the entire nation on the ride of a lifetime. This breathtaking film achievement is “a must-see moviegoing experience” (Chicago Sun-Times) and “a flat-out great movie!” (Larry King Live, CNN)

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bon film May 7 2013
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Le film Seabiscuit a été reçu en bon état mais non conforme à l'annonce du vendeur. Contrairement à l'annonce où il mentionnait qu'il y avait une version française il n'y avait que la version anglaise. J'en ai fait la remarque au vendeur qui a réglé le tout à ma satisfaction.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Seabiscuit April 13 2013
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We had to watch this on our Blu-ray player but it worked well and I am glad I could get this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seabiscuit April 4 2013
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One of my favorites, up there with the greats like the Shawshank Redemption. Read the book, see the movie! Tobey McGuire is awesome.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie and an incredible Blu-ray presentation March 18 2012
By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The story begins by showing the American dream. Henry Ford is building cars and inventing the assembly line. It appears that prosperity is something everyone can achieve and optimism is high. Then, the depression hits. Where people once owned cars for pleasure and convenience, for some, their car may be their only remaining possession.

Charles Howard (Bridges) is a man who started with 21 cents in his pocket and turned it into what most would consider a successful business. He owns a big house and his wife and son seem to be happy. That changes in an instant the day his young son decides to take the car for a spin and ends up being killed in the resulting crash. Howard's wife leaves and he's left behind to rebuild his life.

This is the story of unlikely success and second chances. Howard finds new love when he encounters Marcela (Elizabeth Banks) and eventually remarries. He also decides to invest in a horse. His trainer is Tom Smith (Cooper), who has been written off as crazy by most people. His jockey is Red Pollard (Maguire), who has a temper, a history of losing, and has never been considered good at what he does. Howard spends $2,000 on Seabiscuit. The horse has good breeding, but is undersized, apparently lazy, and not likely to become a winner.

Each of these damaged characters gets a second chance in life. We see Smith training Seabiscuit. The horse is unruly and will only let Pollard ride him. Howard knows nothing about racing, but he's a loyal owner and believes in his team of misfits.

As you can see, there's nothing remarkable about the story so far. But something makes us root for Seabiscuit. The race sequences place the viewer right among the action. It looks and sounds so real that you'll feel as if you are riding one of the horses.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT! April 24 2004
I stumbled on this dvd while looking for another movie. What an incredible story & movie. I watched it twice in one weekend & have just purchased a copy so I can watch it again. I'm not into "horse" movies, but the story and the characters just touched your heart. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALL TIME MOVIES!! I hope to now read the book. If you're tired of all the phony Hollywood junk ... check out this movie for the real thing.
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Seabiscuit looked as though it could have been a really good movie. There haven't been a whole lot of stories about horse racing. So, it seemed to be a novel idea.
On the good side, The movie has marvelous production value and is obvious the makers were attempting to achieve an oscar for their studio. But, that is the only thing I can say in its favor.
The story has characters and themes that you SHOULD care about and root for. Red Pollard (played by TOBEY MAGUIRE), is a consiment underdog. An ill-tempered, former bare hand boxer who has been dismissed and forgotten his entire life. Yet, the movie never truly executes this feeling, or resolves it.
Seabiscuit wins race after race, showing signs of super intelligence when it comes to racing and competing. Knowing when it's losing and not liking it, and we're supposed to feel as if it were some kind of underdog. The horse is fast, a top notch racer and it never shows any sign of anything different.
What the movie needed more than anything was more moments between Pollard and Seabiscuit. Bonding. The movie needed to show them becoming one, becoming a team and more importantly, becoming inseparable friends. In this, it failed. It tried. But, it failed.
The biggest dramatic moment in the entire yawner of a movie is when Red Pollard is the victim of a freak accident that you see coming a mile away, (and so should have he if he'd been around horses all his life) injuring his leg and being told he'll never be able to race again.
All in all, the true problem with SEABISCUIT is the story itself or the script itself. And it's biggest failure is its attempt to make the viewers believe that horse racing is something OTHER than a game for the sole purpose of making the super rich, RICHER.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For horse's lover March 14 2009
By Beatrix
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It is not only the story of this magnificient horse, it is the story of courage and determination of many persons in a very hard time of this last century.
It is a true Story and it is make you thinking on yourself too !!!
How we been react in the same situations.

Buy this DVD.....you will never see the horses, the same way.
I have horses...so was very interesting for me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Epic sports history July 7 2004
By A Customer
This film has many of the qualities of an epic: exceptional production values & cast that place it in the same class as "Braveheart" or "Gangs Of New York". I see no reason why it would not be appropriate for kids, either. Like "Cold Mountain", another epic, I feel this movie is meant to be enjoyed without too much analysis. I particularly enjoyed Jeff Bridges' performance, having just watched him in a very different role in "Masked and Anonymous" in which he plays a Woodstock-era reporter. His promotional tours on behalf of a Sea Biscuit-War Admiral matchup are effective. Toby McGuire is also quite good as the troubled,hard-luck jockey, blind in one eye, who spends his off hours spinning foreign tall tales with his jockey friends; so is the humorous radio reporter and also real-life jockey Gary Stevens. The movie's first hour is filled with quite a bit of Depression-era history which adds to the bravura of the film, as do the later Mexican segments. It is perhaps historically inaccurate to portray Seabiscuit as an underdog, however, he was equal in size, I have read somewhere, to War Admiral. The movie, however, emphasizes that the trainer takes hard luck cases like Seabiscuit, who was lazy, and turns them into winners. Imdb.com has pointed out the numerous anachronisms in the film; they claim,for example, that a statue of Seabiscuit is clearly visible in the Santa Anita Raceway segments, and that the starting gates used in most of the races are historically inaccurate ; I doubt this would be much concern to the average viewer. Read more ›
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time and money
The story of Seabiscuit is a wonderful inspirational story. Too bad this movie did not capture it. I cannot imagine what the poor viewer would get from it if they do not know the... Read more
Published 20 months ago by Trust Me
2.0 out of 5 stars Good
I find it only good if you are liking horses and want to watch as it is based on a true story. I found it to have way too much swearing for my kids to watch.
Published on April 2 2011 by Alicia2
1.0 out of 5 stars Seabiscuit's a loser
This movie is stunningly awful. Hollywood took an exciting and terse book and poured five cans of sugar over it. Each component of the film, barring the acting, is terrible. Read more
Published on July 15 2004 by C. S. Overfield
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Published on July 12 2004 by amanda
3.0 out of 5 stars A Conversation With Señor Droll, God of Saltines.
Señor Droll, may I ask you if it was the begining and the end of imagination, at the same time? Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by Cosmic Juan
2.0 out of 5 stars Seabiscuit (Widescreen Edition)
Seabiscuit (Widescreen Edition) DVD ~ Jeff Bridges is an ok movie. But it is about a horse...and that is not what I consider exciting. Read more
Published on July 8 2004 by B. Viberg
3.0 out of 5 stars Average
Astonishingly well thought of popcorn populism flick. I can see why it did so well. It hits its target audiences perfectly. There are 2 target audiences for this movie. Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by J
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