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6.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 10 out of 42

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  1. Harriet
    Nov 28, 2005
    3
    It may have been inspired by a true story but the story presented never happened. Sappy and bland.
  2. wesley
    Nov 17, 2005
    1
    Cutesy but not much substance. Forgotten as soon as you leave the theater.
  3. TeddyA.
    Oct 25, 2005
    2
    As a member of the thoroughbred industry I had eagerly looked forward to seeing this movie. I had hoped that it would be on par with the highly successful Seabiscuit. Instead, I was horrified to see Disney pull out every tear jerker imaginable Hollywood style while ignoring every basic concept of horse racing. It's disgraceful to sensationalize this as a true story because the movie As a member of the thoroughbred industry I had eagerly looked forward to seeing this movie. I had hoped that it would be on par with the highly successful Seabiscuit. Instead, I was horrified to see Disney pull out every tear jerker imaginable Hollywood style while ignoring every basic concept of horse racing. It's disgraceful to sensationalize this as a true story because the movie distorted all truths. If you even wanted to say this was loosely based on a true story, even that would be a reach. As for the film, it's a very slow developing story with a predictable Hollywood ending. Why Disney would insult its' audience with such a ridiculous premise is beyond all belief? $15,000 claiming horses do not run in the Breeders Cup Classic and have no chance to even be considered for the race. And a filly, if qualified, which Sonya wasn't, would run in the Distaff, not the Classic. And finally, when she's injured, the farm manager would never give her away for a mere $3,000 in back pay. She was worth considerably more as a brood mare. The entire story is preposterous. Expand
  4. Adrian
    Nov 16, 2005
    1
    Shucks this was goddawn awful and a tall tale at that. Avoid ya all hear!
  5. Reggie
    Nov 18, 2005
    0
    I think I want to puke. Nothing could be this lame or could it?
  6. Hollie
    Oct 27, 2005
    3
    Froman the problem is it is NOT TRUE Story telling. It is complete FANTASY LAND and that is the problem. Nothing is truthful nor makes any sense. The story is a fabrication of the author. In other words it is a total lie. If you want to tell a FAIRYTALE based on a TRUE story you don't lie to your audience. This is what Disney did. Very slow moving and unbelievable. Not only did this Froman the problem is it is NOT TRUE Story telling. It is complete FANTASY LAND and that is the problem. Nothing is truthful nor makes any sense. The story is a fabrication of the author. In other words it is a total lie. If you want to tell a FAIRYTALE based on a TRUE story you don't lie to your audience. This is what Disney did. Very slow moving and unbelievable. Not only did this NOT HAPPEN, it can't happen. Expand
  7. Jul 3, 2013
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is so unbelievably predictable. I kid you not, before the movie I guessed the ENTIRE plot when i heard it was about a girl and a race horse. It is so cliche that I guessed each sunset scene, the part where the bad guy tries to buy the horse, the horse being announced last in the choosing of horses to race, and the hopeless race that they suddenly won. I do not believe this is a true story. It's a load of crap. It is an abomination of cinema and pathetic. Expand
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Recycles just about every sentimental ploy and cliche from a raft of horse racing movies.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    60
    Modestly engaging but mostly unexceptional.
  3. 60
    There are no surprises in Dreamer--except that for all its visible and unselfconscious schmaltz, it's actually pretty enjoyable.