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The Horse Whisperer Reviews

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March 29, 2016
Gorgeous, slow-paced '90s horse drama has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 28, 2012
Maintains a spiritual atmosphere and decent hold on personal problems, keeping the long journey to the cure compelling, with enough flashes of Heaven on Earth to bewitch even the most disengaged viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 13, 2012
Like Jaws, Carrie and The Bridges of Madison County, director Robert Redford's screen version of Nicholas Evans' smash bestseller has largely been deemed one of those rarities: a movie that improves on its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
November 8, 2007
Curl your cynical lip if you want, but there's a place for heartwarming, life-affirming, even weepy dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 8, 2007
Directing himself for the first time, Redford has lavished his usual meticulous care on popular material that comes alive on the screen in ways that it never could on the page.
April 27, 2007
We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned.
April 9, 2005
I found it to be a compelling, adult film that transports you into another world.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 14, 2003
A lovely piece of filmmaking.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
March 16, 2003
This is a beautiful movie, but not for those in a hurry.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2003
Robert Redford has done it again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2002
Despite its flaws, The Horse Whisperer is a marvel -- in its artistry, its love of place, and its tender regard for broken hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 2, 2002
Tutors us in the art of slowing down, being present, and quieting the heart.
February 27, 2001
Redford is obviously a romantic at heart, and he brings a light touch to the erotic moments in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
What The Horse Whisperer loses in storybook romance it gains in rock-solid values and a stirringly profound respect for nature...
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
...there is a magnificence in his treatment here that dignifies what is essentially a soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Though a bit overlong at nearly three hours and with a curiously unsatisfying ending, The Horse Whisperer nonetheless taps into the spirit of the characters and their noble mounts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
The Horse Whisperer moves slowly and is patently manipulative, but it gets to you nonetheless. A colleague referred to the movie as the ultimate chick flick; no argument here.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
It even manages to avoid some of the movie clichés you'd expect to see in a film like this, and, surprisingly, subvert some others.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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