Black Beauty Reviews

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March 26, 2009
Although already filmed three times in the sound era, Black Beauty has never been put onscreen faithfully or well, a situation partially remedied by this affecting, rather grave rendition of the children's perennial.
February 9, 2006
Directing her first feature, screenwriter Caroline Thompson adopts a level-headed tone, avoiding the twin traps of sentimentality and sermonising.
May 21, 2003
This level of equine empathy takes getting used to, but it's worth the trouble. Ms. Thompson's film may be precious, but it's also rapturously pretty and filled with surprising passion.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Assuming a good picture is one that transcends its own material -- pulls in a variety of people with no special interest in the subject -- then "Black Beauty" is a lumbering candidate for the glue factory.
January 1, 2000
Stalwart, evocative and in every respect passable ...
January 2, 2011
A harrowing and Beauty-ful version of the book.
July 23, 2005
December 10, 2003
May 20, 2003
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