Lists: Drama, Historical, Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009

Brief Synopsis: "True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation."

Overall Ranking: 1106 (Rank from 2003: # 13)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 50%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review
David Baruffi97
Brandon H90
Dan O'Neill70(full review)
Gorgon Reviews52

People Involved

  • Jeff Bridges (Charles Howard)
  • David McCullough (Narrator)
  • Chris Cooper (Tom Smith)
  • Tobey Maguire (Red Pollard)
  • Elizabeth Banks (Marcela Howard)
  • Gary Stevens (George Woolf)
  • William H. Macy (Tick Tock McGlaughlin)
  • Royce D. Applegate (Dutch Doogan)
  • Eddie Jones (Samuel D. Riddle)
  • Chris McCarron (Charley Kurtsinger)
  • Michael Ensign (Steamer Owner)
  • Gary Ross (Director)