Secretariat was a modest success in the theaters. It didn't make a ton of money, it wasn't in 3D, and it wasn't loaded with sex and violence. All of those factors mean not many people saw it.
Was it worth seeing?
Let me put it this way. Secretariat was one of the five best films of 2010. The acting was top notch. The screenplay did an amazing job capturing the story, and the excitement level was great. This movie will tug at your heart, it'll make you laugh, cry, and in the end cheer.
I know a lot of people didn't see this movie because they knew the story. I thought that too before I saw this film. Chances are if you have not seen this film or read the book, you do not know the story.
The story of Secretariat consists of far more than just the last horse who won the triple crown. There are a lot of side stories and details that make this an amazing story.
Secretariat is on par with Miracle (another movie no one saw) and the Blindside. If you haven't see it yet. Rent this movie! You'll be glad you did.