As Rocky on four legs, Seabiscuit works just fine – it’s a stately,
based-on-fact drama about the unlikely champion racehorse of the 1930s and the jockey (Tobey
Maguire), trainer (Chris Cooper) and owner (Jeff Bridges) who made him. Writer-director Gary Ross stretches his underdog theme a bit too far by envisioning the horse as an emblem of American resiliency during the Depression, but the riveting race scenes make up for any intellectual pretension.
Still recovering from seeing it at Sundance 2015.