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The Black Stallion Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Breathtakingly beautiful, truly magical movie.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 5/5

December 28, 2010
Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
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Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

December 11, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A simple film, sentimental but not mawkish, as enjoyable for adults as it is for children.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

December 11, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Carroll Ballard's feature debut is rich in adventure, suspense and mythical elements and marks the prize-winning short-subjects director as a major talent.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 11, 2007
Michael Booth
Denver Post
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Deepens into a far more powerful entertainment through matchless cinematography and talented supporting players.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

May 11, 2007

Time Out
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A magnificently well-crafted movie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The director, Carroll Ballard, and the cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, have captured so many lavishly beautiful images that the cumulative effect is one of repetition.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 9, 2005
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

First-rate adaptation of the well-loved children's classic

| Original Score: 5/5

February 11, 2005
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Beautifully phortographed and surprisingly good.

| Original Score: 4/5

September 9, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Tells the enchanting story of a boy whose life is enriched by his relationship with a magnificent horse.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 23, 2003

Film4

This is an intelligent, moving and insightful nature drama that far exceeds its 'for kids' tag.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

One of those rare family films that goes on to earn true Classic status.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2002
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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The film represents a studied, sophisticated approach to instinctual emotions: it's carefully, calculatingly naive, and amazingly it works.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 5/5

June 11, 2005
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

November 12, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

April 7, 2004
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online

| Original Score: 4/5

September 9, 2003
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 4/5

March 24, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

January 29, 2003
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2002
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