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The Black Stallion Reviews

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Frank Rich
TIME Magazine
December 11, 2007
Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship.
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 11, 2007
Carroll Ballard's feature debut is rich in adventure, suspense and mythical elements and marks the prize-winning short-subjects director as a major talent.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
May 11, 2007
Deepens into a far more powerful entertainment through matchless cinematography and talented supporting players.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
A magnificently well-crafted movie.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 9, 2005
The director, Carroll Ballard, and the cinematographer, Caleb Deschanel, have captured so many lavishly beautiful images that the cumulative effect is one of repetition.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
The film represents a studied, sophisticated approach to instinctual emotions: it's carefully, calculatingly naive, and amazingly it works.