The Horse Whisperer Reviews

November 8, 2007
This has loads of craft and honor but never quite takes off.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It's a film-maker's love letter to himself.
January 10, 2003
For such a long meal it certainly isn't very filling.
August 25, 2002
July 30, 2002
June 5, 2002
The Horse Whisperer is a calculated heart-tugging machine, as soulless and efficient in its own way as Twister or Independence Day; instead of a 'thrill-ride,' it's a trip through the tunnel of love.
February 14, 2001
That lack of identifiable passion is The Horse Whisperer's most vexing problem.
January 1, 2000
Admirers of Redford's previous (and best) directorial outing, Quiz Show, won't find any of that film's subtlety or smarts here.
January 1, 2000
Yee haw! Turn off your brain before you watch it.
January 1, 2000
Evans' original story, as well as Redford's pro-Earth campaign, are lost in unending travelogue-like vistas of distant horizons, majestic mountain peaks and dazzling sunsets.
January 1, 2000
What's missing is spontaneity, soulfulness or any hint of mischief.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Redford seems to have fooled himself into thinking the story of The Horse Whisperer runs much deeper than it does.
January 1, 2000
There won't be a damp eye in the house.
January 1, 2000
As good as Redford and Scott Thomas are at the outset, they can't convey the passion necessary to make the affair believable.