The Black Stallion Reviews

April 28, 2018
The Black Stallion is a magical fable that basks in shimmering imagery, innocent wonder and the romantic longings that we thought Hollywood had left behind in the '50s.
December 11, 2007
Ballard's sumptuous images exist only to distract from his rather conventional failings of craftsmanship.
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.
May 11, 2007
Deepens into a far more powerful entertainment through matchless cinematography and talented supporting players.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
A magnificently well-crafted movie.
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.
January 1, 2000
The film represents a studied, sophisticated approach to instinctual emotions: it's carefully, calculatingly naive, and amazingly it works.