Secratariat - Notepad

wogma rating: Add to 'must watch' list (?)
quick review:

Life of Penny Chenery and her horse Secretariat which went on to become a record setter back in 1973. Great story but unimpressive screenplay makes this one engaging for those who know about horses and horse races. Others can watch to find out about it.



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This page has additional observations, other than the ones noted in the main review.

What Worked

  • Close up shots of the horses, faces and hooves.
  • Silent scenes which reinforce that actions are greater than words.
  • Long scene where Penny listens to her daughter on the phone, which was done in one shot.
  • Huge race courses and the feel they bring.

What did not

Note: This section simply lists the things that I did not like in this movie. This is not the overall impression about this movie. Please read the full review here

  • Pushy dialogues, which said less and harmed more.
  • Forced movements of the lead character makes her look awkward.
  • Irregular flow of screenplay.
  • It did not leave you with a great feeling of being motivated.