Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance
|Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance|
|Directed by||Louise Osmond|
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance is a 2015 documentary directed by Louise Osmond.
In a small valley town in South Wales, a barmaid decides to breed a racehorse she ultimately names Dream Alliance. She and her husband buy a broodmare and she asks other villagers to join in the effort with funding and advice. The horse goes on to win the Welsh Grand National.
On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 96%, based on 77 reviews, and an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Dark Horse offers a thoroughly crowd-pleasing look at an incredible — and inspirational — real-life story that will thrill equine enthusiasts and novices alike." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 75 out of 100, based on 29 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
In The Observer, Jonathan Romney found the film to be "a good-humoured, no-frills story" adding that it has "the classic feelgood arc, but it’s also very political, revealing the snobbery directed not just at the owners but the horse itself".
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- Romney, Jonathan (19 April 2015). "Dark Horse review – good-humoured documentary about unlikely Welsh Grand National winner". The Observer. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
- "Dark Horse". Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Institute. Retrieved 7 April 2018.
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