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  • Summary: When a baby zebra is accidentally abandoned by a traveling circus, he is rescued by a local horse farmer and his young daughter. So begins his surprising journey into the world of elite athletes, intense competition and enormous stakes as he strives for a place in the ultra-prestigious Kentucky Open. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Frisky and funny enough to please pre-teens, but still witty enough to amuse even those parents who don't recognize Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg and other notables among the unseen vocal talents.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Simultaneously overplotted and simplistic, the new barnyard/racecourse comedy from Warner Brothers is predictable every step of the way, and it contains at least three too many poop jokes.
  3. No "Babe" but should delight youngsters, although parents likely will find it is sentimental in the extreme, with a plot that telegraphs every development.
  4. Reviewed by: Dana Stevens
    Racing Stripes is unlikely to ascend to the pantheon of perennially watchable children's films, but like its hero, what it lacks in skill, it makes up for in heart.
  5. So what disturbed me? It was the Shetland pony, which sports both Dustin Hoffman's pipes and his "I Heart Huckabees" toupee, and will haunt my nightmares forever.
  6. Reviewed by: Ethan Alter
    Bland family comedy.
  7. Simply put, no matter what this zebra thinks of himself, Stripes is no thoroughbred.

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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jun 2, 2014
    Racing Stripes is a really cute animal themed movie starring the amazing Hayden Panettiere. The movie has a sweet storyline about a zebra who dreams of being a racehorse, and teaches children that if they put the effort in they can be whatever they want to be. Expand
  2. MarkK.
    Feb 10, 2007
    A good movie for first - second graders. While it is not four-star Disney stuff, it doesn't try to be -- it is happy to be about a zebra who wants to be a racing horse. My wife and I both remained seated throughout the movie -- which is unusual with kid movies of late. Pop some corn and enjoy! Expand

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