All the Pretty Horses Reviews

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Ted Murphy
Hollywood.com
December 13, 2009
What is on screen is impressive, even with the sense of something missing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 29, 2006
Not a disaster as rumored to be, just a disappointing adaptation of a great novel. Thonrton fails to dramatize in visually or dramatically satisfying ways the hero's odyssey from innocence to experience, from childish game to acting with honor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
I'm a fan of all involved, but this is a really tough watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
The movie that resulted from the studio's demand for cuts ... is a big-screen Cliff's Notes for the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Tom Grealis
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
February 13, 2003
Despite a script which remains faithful to the sparse language of the novel, and some breathtaking cinematography, the whole production feels too lethargic.
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
December 31, 2002
Part elegy, part romance, and part myth, it's a sweeping paean to the lost West, a dreamy chronicling of the end of an age.
| Original Score: A-
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The result of what would appear to be a great deal of effort and some horribly misguided conviction is an extremely slow-moving train wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 25, 2002
...it's just so dull...
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
August 30, 2002
A soft, dusty, widescreen [old-school western]... an intelligent, sensitive drama with an epic scope, muted narrative and impressionistic heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
Those horses are as attractive as promised, but the film's snail-like plot caused me to lose interest early on.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
February 6, 2002
A film of infinite possibility that somehow got reduced to tangible mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: short
August 9, 2001
Unfolds carefully over an expansive canvas, with the same feel of involvement as a well-written epic novel.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a beautifully filmed modern Western that moves at a quick pace, but feels clunky and ill-formed
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
February 7, 2001
Although the visuals are consistently lovely to look at, the action is just as consistently unexciting.
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
February 7, 2001
Comfortable in the saddle, but sadly confused the rest of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Top Critic
Joel Siegel
Good Morning America
January 9, 2001
Damon is 30 and Cruz will soon be 27, and they look it. And there goes the drama.
| Original Score: C+
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
January 2, 2001
All the Pretty Horses reminds me of a bad comedian telling a joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 28, 2000
Thornton's directorial style is one of careful, loving devotion.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
December 28, 2000
Exceedingly tiresome.
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
December 27, 2000
It is fun to watch as entertainment and indeed as a work of art.
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