All the Pretty Horses Reviews

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March 19, 2002
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December 26, 2000
McCarthy's novel employs the coming of age narrative in service of his sanguineous spiritual vision, and for the film to renounce that philosophy is to give up its soul and be rendered lifeless.
December 26, 2000
Lovely but disengaging, mysterious but uninvolving, physical but strangely remote.
December 26, 2000
Working from Ted Tally's casually artful script, director Billy Bob Thornton guides Matt Damon, Henry Thomas and Penelope Cruz to their most impressive performances in a major movie yet.
December 26, 2000
Whether you're familiar with the story or not, you'll have trouble feeling connected to it.
December 26, 2000
Feels at once too slow and yet oddly truncated.
December 26, 2000
Lacks an essential sense of purpose.
December 26, 2000
A string of gorgeous pictures whose visual impact doesn't nearly resonate with the potency of the book's.
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.
December 25, 2000
In an odd way Pretty Horses has been too faithful to the spirit of this somber, fatalistic, melancholy romance, too much a stubborn ode to stoicism, to light any emotional fires.
December 25, 2000
An elegiac, visually hypnotic film about love, honor, reverence for nature and the loss of tradition.
December 25, 2000
Matt Damon's earthy movie star performance is well worth seeing, but don't go in expecting a sustained sense of drama.
December 25, 2000
The weight of myth sits on nearly every frame of the movie like a 400-pound gorilla.
December 24, 2000
McCarthy deserves a better movie than this.
December 24, 2000
This rendering is chillier than yesterday's coffee.
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