Running Free


Running Free

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The narration in Running Free detracts from its beauty, and pushes the film to the point of absurdity.



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Set against the red sand dunes of the oldest desert in the world, one courageous horse grows from an awkward colt into a magnificent stallion, triumphing against all odds at the edge of the rugged, inhospitable Skeleton Coast of Namibia. In 1914, Lucky, a young foal, is born aboard a German supply steamer transporting his mother and other workhorses to Africa. Soon parted from his mother and terribly vulnerable, the foal is adopted by an orphaned stable boy in a mining town. When the town evacuates due to encroaching war, Lucky is abandoned and ventures into the surrounding desert. Following the lead of a young Bushman girl and later an Oryx antelope, the foal learns how to survive in the harsh setting.

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Chase Moore
as Young Richard
Jan Decleir
as Boss Man
Arie Verveen
as Adult Richard
Graham Clarke
as Mine Supervisor
as Young Lucky
as Adult Lucky
Fat Albert
as Caesar
as Beauty
as Grey Mare
Robin Smith
as Blacksmith
Iluce Kgao
as Nyka's Friend
Lukas Haas
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Running Free

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The human actors are colourless, the pacing lifeless, and the drama stillborn.

Jan 1, 2000

Saddled with an annoying and extensive narration track, added for fear kids couldn't follow the story without constant guidance.

Jan 1, 2000

Running Free is the only evidence anyone will ever need to demonstrate what a ruinous trend wallpapered narration has become.

Jan 1, 2000
Top Critic

Saddled with actor Lukas Haas, who delivers a lifeless first-person-or first-horse-narration.

Jan 1, 2000
Top Critic

Beautiful scenery and extraordinarily appealing shots of horses make Running Free worth a trip to the multiplex.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The best and most thoughtful family movie so far this year.

Jan 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for Running Free

Very cute!

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