One-and-a-half thumbs up for “Seabiscuit”

Andrew Beyer covers horse racing for the Washington Post. A premier handicapper, Beyer probably has more knowledge and expertise about that which he covers than anyone else at the Post. Here is his review of the movie “Seabiscuit” which has just opened (and which I have not seen). Beyer thinks that Hollywood has a very poor track record when it comes to horse racing, but finds that “Seabiscuit” avoids most of the pitfalls of the genre. He concludes that “the film ought to delight hard-core racing fans as well as general audiences. Visually, it is marvelous, and its racing scenes are grippingly realistic. But its greatest asset, of course, is the true story of Seabiscuit.

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