The Horse Whisperer Reviews

September 7, 2011
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.
November 8, 2007
This has loads of craft and honor but never quite takes off.
April 27, 2007
We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
It's a film-maker's love letter to himself.
February 14, 2001
That lack of identifiable passion is The Horse Whisperer's most vexing problem.
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.
January 1, 2000
A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance.
January 1, 2000
...there is a magnificence in his treatment here that dignifies what is essentially a soap opera.
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
What The Horse Whisperer loses in storybook romance it gains in rock-solid values and a stirringly profound respect for nature...
January 1, 2000
...an intelligent, lush-looking tale...
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
May 15, 1998