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The Electric Horseman (1979)

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Critic Reviews: 4
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A cowboy-turned-huckster unexpectedly finds love as he tries to regain his self-respect in this romantic comedy drama. Sonny Steele (Robert Redford) is a one-time rodeo star whose career as a cowboy has ground to a halt. He makes a good living as a spokesman for Ranch Breakfast, a sugar-coated cereal for kids, but he's lost most of his self-respect in the process; his boss, corporate mogul Hunt Sears (John Saxon), considers him a property rather than a human being, and Sonny has developed a

Oct 10, 2000

MCA Universal Home Video

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (6)

A moderately entertaining film, but no screen magic from Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. The pic is overlong, talky and diffused.

May 26, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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Beguilingly sharp at first, but the later stages, with Fonda's toughie reporter tagging along for a story but going all mushy inside, wallow in sentimentality about integrity, ecology and all that jazz.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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At this point, I think it's reasonably safe to say that The Electric Horseman is the best American romantic comedy of 1979.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The Electric Horseman is the kind of movie they used to make.

October 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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Warmhearted romance with an anti-corporate perspective.

February 22, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

In their second appearance, Redford and Fonda have charm and show good chemistry but, they are too old for this formulatic, old-fashioned romantic comedy about a burnt-out rodeo star and TV journalist

February 3, 2012 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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The Electric Horseman charms and ultimately conquers through high spirits.

September 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Parallax View
Parallax View

Horseman falls far short of what it might have been, starting out smart but getting sloppier and more sentimental as it goes along.

May 26, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

colourful and engaging

September 30, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

Loved Redford's garish cowboy costume!

April 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The middle is heavy on romance between the two stars -- both megawatt powers in 1979 -- but the central plot, about a stolen horse for God's sake! -- doesn't carry the weight director Sydney Pollack might like us to believe.

April 18, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

A slushy, sentimental, and silly love story.

May 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

The Electric Horseman succeeds as an ode to individualism with a modern cowboy who makes a stand against a corporation and a New York reporter who loves her career above all else.

May 9, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Electric Horseman

I didn't get to see the whole movie, but from what I saw it's very boring. I will see it again some day to give it another chance, though.
January 6, 2011
ajv2688

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definitely remember this from them younger years, hehehe
cute.
January 10, 2008
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