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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-prestigiousWhen 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    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. I groaned at cliches and grinned at jokes in roughly equal measure.
  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. The movie, which is roughly as predictable as the attraction of flies to dung, is a hackneyed mix of sentimentality and anarchic comedy.
  5. Reviewed by: Russell Scott Smith
    50
    A predictable but pleasant kids movie that veers between old-fashioned girl-and-her-horse sentiment and "Ren & Stimpy"-style poo jokes.
  6. 40
    A film divided against itself. Granted, neither part is particularly distinguished or appealing but the old-timey sports-movie elements at least possess a quaint charm. Unfortunately, that's wholly negated by the film's stumbling attempts at comic relief.
  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
    8
    Racing Stripes is a really cute animal themed movie starring the amazing Hayden Panettiere. The movie has a sweet storyline about a zebra whoRacing 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
    7
    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 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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