Chasing the Win ★★½

For those invested in horse racing, this film is an emotional insight into the journey of one specific horse. For the rest of us, it is an overly sentimental sports documentary with no clear structure, where the highs and lows follow no particular order. Furthermore, we are expected to believe in an underdog story which starts with the ultimate win and slowly descends into mediocrity. While not altogether the worst decision for a documentary film, it does suck all the drama and excitement from the film’s journey. One hopes that Kinsale King will make a comeback, will beat the odds, but that hope is never rewarded. Chasing the Win, is all chase and no win.

-Mia Garfield