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Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
70
Variety
Frisky and funny enough to please pre-teens, but still witty enough to amuse even those parents who don't recognize Dustin Hoffman, Whoopi Goldberg and other notables among the unseen vocal talents.
63
ReelViews
You may end up being pleasantly surprised, especially if you have a ten-year old girl in tow.
63
Chicago Tribune
Endearing but predictable.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
At best, Racing Stripes should play nicely to youngsters with the cutoff for enjoyment extending no further than midteens.
50
Entertainment Weekly
So what disturbed me? It was the Shetland pony, which sports both Dustin Hoffman's pipes and his "I Heart Huckabees" toupee, and will haunt my nightmares forever.
50
Dallas Observer
The digital computer work is smooth and convincing; the animals look as if they are talking. But their voices are either devoid of personality or grating and annoying.
50
L.A. Weekly
Sweet, innocuous and about as fresh as yesterday's lettuce.
50
Like most movies aimed at the younger set, Racing Stripes has easily absorbable lessons to teach: Be yourself, never stop trying if your goal is worthwhile, and so forth.
40
The A.V. Club
A film divided against itself. Granted, neither part is particularly distinguished or appealing but the old-timey sports-movie elements at least possess a quaint charm. Unfortunately, that's wholly negated by the film's stumbling attempts at comic relief.
40
Village Voice
The film shares a problem with its hero: identity crisis.

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