Parents' Guide to

Amazing Racer

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Tearjerker horse movie has some mature themes.

Movie PG 2013 92 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+


Claire Just as gorgeous and sensuous as ever. Roberts looks at his best, still with the big hair. The horses, fine, fine fine.

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Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1):
Kids say: Not yet rated

For horse lovers, AMAZING RACER is an enjoyable -- if emotionally intense -- movie that goes far in showing the deep bonds that develop between horse and person. Through the skill of the actors, the emotionally intense scenes aren't as mawkish and overblown as they could have been, and while the story is generally formulaic and predictable, the evocations of stable life and the amount of work and love it takes to train a horse go far in moving past the stock characters and expected story turns.

It's not the best horse movie out there, but it's certainly not the worst. However, parents looking for more of a light-hearted movie about horses should look elsewhere since this one deals honestly with a teen girl coming to grips with the death of her father, as well as the recent discovery that her father had lied about her mother's whereabouts. This, coupled with scenes of the horse Rainbow being run and whipped to near exhaustion by an unscrupulous stable, makes the movie difficult for younger and more sensitive viewers.

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