Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 11 | Rotten: 5
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Release Date: Jan 1, 1977 Wide
Average Rating: 3.7/5
User Ratings: 3,703
Richard Burton plays a psychiatrist who attempts to discover why young Peter Firth has taken to mutilating live horses. In probing Firth's psyche, Burton discovers that the source of the boy's obsession is his mother, Joan Plowright, who has raised Firth with a convoluted set of values. Even as he gets closer to the reason behind Firth's horrendous acts, Burton discovers many previously locked-away secrets within himself. Equus was based on the play by Peter Schaffer who received an Academy
Jan 1, 1977 Wide
Mar 4, 2003
MGM Home Entertainment
Dr. Martin Dysart
Elva Mai Hoover
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Sidney Lumet was just the right director for Equus, and just the wrong one.
The acting of Richard Burton and Peter Firth in their Oscar-nominated turns is good, but writer Shaffer and Sidney Lumet can't really open up the play
Pretty much fails as film; the play's really the thing
An illuminating parable about the human condition, giving voice to the yearning we all have for some kind of religious experience.
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