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All the Pretty Horses Reviews

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February 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 26, 2000
It has the truncated, jumpy feel of a sprawling epic novel shoehorned into a space far too small for it to comfortably breathe.
December 13, 2000
People's personalities barely emerge from the shroud of mythology, reducing passion and conflict to set pieces with little emotional resonance.
December 13, 2000
Hopscotches from one condensed scene from the book to another, without ever sweeping one up in the journey or tapping into the mother lode of rich comedy that exists in McCarthy's brilliant dialogue.
December 26, 2000
Thornton and Tally aim for such fidelity to the material that they end up botching it.
January 1, 2000
Misses the mark as a classic drama about coming of age....what we see on the screen is curiously devoid of soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 2, 2002
Those horses are as attractive as promised, but the film's snail-like plot caused me to lose interest early on.
January 1, 2000
For a slow moving film, there was the contradiction of scenes happening too fast to be developed and fully realized.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
December 22, 2000
Faced with a choice of blunt instruments with which to beat a good book into a bad movie, director Billy Bob Thornton chooses heavy, random, arty imagery and a leaden pace.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 22, 2000
It's likely to leave all but the most ardent fans of Matt Damon and novelist Cormac McCarthy shaking their heads in puzzlement -- if they don't nod off first.
December 24, 2000
This rendering is chillier than yesterday's coffee.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 25, 2000
A boy's adventure story that has mistaken itself for an epic, and it rattles around in its own ambitions like a child's head in a 10-gallon hat.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 26, 2000
Lacks an essential sense of purpose.
December 26, 2000
Lovely but disengaging, mysterious but uninvolving, physical but strangely remote.
February 7, 2001
Read More | Original Score: C
June 4, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 31, 2005
I'm a fan of all involved, but this is a really tough watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
December 6, 2004
The movie that resulted from the studio's demand for cuts ... is a big-screen Cliff's Notes for the novel.
Full Review | Original Score: C
September 25, 2002
...it's just so dull...
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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