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The Cup (2012)



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A true story about two brothers, both competing for the highest honor in horse racing, the Melbourne Cup. When tragedy strikes, one brother relies on the support of a veteran horse trainer to overcome the odds and challenge himself to win. An incredible story of inspiration and triumph over adversity. -- (C) Myriad Pictures

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Brendan Gleeson
as Dermot Weld
Stephen Curry
as Damien Oliver
Daniel MacPherson
as Jason Oliver
Jodi Gordon
as Trish Oliver
Bobby Fox
as Niall Phillips
Martin Sacks
as Neil Pinner
Harli Ames
as Saeed Bin Suroor
Shaun Micallef
as Lee Freedman
Bill Hunter
as Bart Cummings
Colleen Hewitt
as Pat Oliver
Tom Burlinson
as Dave Phillips
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (7)

A tale of heart-wrenching tragedy and uplifting triumph that never quite hits its stride.

May 11, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Although it canters down a well-trod path toward a predictable finish line, The Cup sustains interest through the smooth efficiency of its storytelling and the engaging performances of its lead players.

May 10, 2012
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It's a very decorous picture in which a sense of conflict is largely lacking.

May 10, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Even the most ardent lover of feel-good biopics would have a hard time backing this horse.

May 10, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a shamelessly old-fashioned picture but if you like horses and fancy cantering off into the land of wish-fulfilment for a couple of hours, why not?

October 13, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Let's face it, better to be a crowd pleaser than a critic pleaser.

October 12, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

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