Things I Hate: Seabiscuit (2003 Film)

Seabiscuit 2003 movie poster

In 2003 I do recall when Seabiscuit hit theaters, but at the time I had little interest in seeing it. I remember Tobey Maguire (who already taken the role of Spider-Man) was in it, and that it was obviously about the famous horse Seabiscuit. After ten years I was intrigued enough to give it a try.

Jeff Bridges Seabiscuit 2003 movie

The story starts with the life and beginnings of both Red Pollard and Charles Howard. Red Pollard is the son of a Canadian family ruined by the Great Depression. Through his interest with horses, he eventually becomes a jockey. Charles Howard became a successful businessman after he becomes knowledgeable with automobiles.

Tobey Maguire Seabiscuit 2003 movie

Charles Howard eventually takes an interest in horses and becomes the owner of the over-looked Seabiscuit. The horse quickly builds a reputation for himself, and eventually becomes one of the most respected in the country. Howard asks Pollard to train Seabiscuit to challenge the legendary horse War Admiral in the Match of the Century.

Seabiscuit 2003 movie Tobey Maguire

Overall I was fairly disappointed by Seabiscuit as I heard it had some critical acclaim. But I found it rather boring and I didn’t care for some the historical inaccuracies such as the cause of Red Pollard’s blind eye. I enjoyed the parts featuring the horse Seabiscuit, but the rest is underwhelming.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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