When did 'crowd-pleaser' become a dirty word? Seabiscuit is an ode to a by-gone era and classic Hollywood filmmaking. Few period films are this riveting nor this impressive. The horse races are the best since Ben-Her. Absolutely jaw-dropping stuff. Gary Ross has crafted another astounding technical achievement. The film has its fair share of cheese but it's dealt with deft hands. A triumph and an American Classic.