So insanely watchable
Reviewed by CoolerKing for Let It Ride at 2008-04-04 11:25:02
This isn't the greatest movie in the world, but if it's on HBO and I have nothing else to do, I'm not changing the channel and I'm watching the whole #!@%*# thing. Dreyfuss is great (remember back when he was funny?), and the ensemble is endearing as hell.
I loved it as a kid but find this still holds up well today. There is a miniscule amount of dialog in the first half hour, it's a visual joy just to watch Coppola do his thing with the beautiful scenery. Works up to Seabiscuit-style plot, trainer, boy and horse against world. Awarded a Special Achievement award by Oscar for best sound editing, you'll feel like you're racing along with them at the end.