Racing Stripes
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A horse of a different pattern becomes a spoiler in a high-stakes race in the family-friendly comedy-drama. Nolan Walsh (Bruce Greenwood) is a farmer who once earned his living training racehorses before his wife was killed in an accident while riding, which led him to leave the racing game. Nolan tends to his farm and looks after his daughter Channing (Hayden Panettiere) and a large flock of animals, who speak to one another but not to humans. After a traveling circus passes through town, a zebra pony is left behind; Nolan takes in the animal, intending to return it to the circus, but at… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

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"A predictable but pleasant kids movie."
‑ Russell Scott Smith, New York Post
"Bland but likable kids' movie."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Best live-action talking animal movie since Babe."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Racing Stripes never pulls ahead of the pack, but it's good for a few laps around the track."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"I have no doubt that Racing Stripes will be a solid hit with younger kids. But adults watching it with them may want to bring along a good book."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Almost everyone in this has done better, and those who haven't, like young Ms. Panettiere, have plenty of time to do so."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Offers enjoyable moments."
‑ Carla Meyer, San Francisco Chronicle
"There's something oddly satisfying about seeing a notoriously disobedient wild animal like a zebra racing alongside horses."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"Um filme engraçadinho, sem dúvida, mas que nada mais é do que uma cópia pouco inspirada do encantador Babe - Um Porquinho Atrapalhado."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"I suppose you have to expect barnyard humor in a film which takes place in a barnyard, but I longed for something more clever and less crude."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"There's much to laud in Racing Stripes."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"It stumbles right out of the gate."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Part earnest, old-fashioned melodrama, part wisecracking broad comedy, Racing Stripes is a film divided against itself."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"That it is familiar and predictable is a given, but nevertheless Racing Stripes is an enjoyable film."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"Racing Stripes follows a story arc similar to Babe, but it possesses none of the warmth, humor, or originality of that film."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
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