The Horse Whisperer (1998)

The Horse Whisperer

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: It might be a bit too eager to tug the heartstrings, but The Horse Whisperer is typically graceful, well-crafted Redford -- on both sides of the camera.


Movie Info

After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to bring the horse to a legendary 'horse whisperer,' a person with a unique gift of being able to cure troubled horses. Romance blossoms between the sophisticated mother and the gentle horseman, leading to wonderful and tragic consequences.

Rating: PG-13 (For a disturbing accident scene)
Genre: Western, Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Roth, Richard LaGravenese, Terry J. Leonard
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 30, 2001
Runtime:
Buena Vista Pictures

Cast


as Tom Booker

as Annie MacLean

as Grace MacLean

as Robert MacLean

as Diane Booker

as Frank Booker

as Liz Hammond

as Joe Booker

as Ellen Booker

as Twin No. 1

as Twin No. 2

as Lester Petersen

as Local Tracker

as Park Ranger

as Barn Dance Vocalist

as Truck Driver

as Nurse No. 2

as Officer Worker No. 1

as Office Worker No. 2

as Office Worker No. 3

as Schoolgirl No. 1

as Schoolgirl No. 2

as Neighbor

as Handsome Cowboy
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Critic Reviews for The Horse Whisperer

All Critics (57) | Top Critics (14)

Directing himself for the first time, Redford has lavished his usual meticulous care on popular material that comes alive on the screen in ways that it never could on the page.

Full Review… | November 8, 2007
Variety
Top Critic

This has loads of craft and honor but never quite takes off.

Full Review… | November 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned.

Full Review… | April 27, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

It's a film-maker's love letter to himself.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

That lack of identifiable passion is The Horse Whisperer's most vexing problem.

Full Review… | February 14, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

As good as Redford and Scott Thomas are at the outset, they can't convey the passion necessary to make the affair believable.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Horse Whisperer

½

Lets see... I enjoyed the acting - including a young Scarlett Johansson. The story is good. Scenery is wonderful. I took off a star as the movie was an hour too long - especially if you are watching it on TV with commercials.

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

Lots of people don't like this movie, but I've always been a sucker for a tear jerker drama film, and this is one of them. Redford's always been both a great actor and director. This is the first movie I think of when I think of him as a director. Awesome story (it'd be even better if she'd stayed with Redford!) and perfect setting and scenery.

stormyweather980
Jason Owens

Super Reviewer

A young Scarlett Johansson plays a good role in a story that has more depth to it that the title suggest. It does essentially lead to a love story, but the film is very long and the love story is not the main plot.

With likable characters and stunning scenic views, The Horse Whisperers is a watchable lengthly, but not one, I would demand people to watch.

76Majikat
Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer

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