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Fantastic cinematography, humane characters, natural acting. An attractive old - fashioned movie.
They don't make films like this anymore and that's the true shame here. This is a long sweeping movie with character and heart. Redford shadows the leading role, quite like he did with Out of Africa with Streep. I was surprised how carefully this film was constructed and it disappoints me that films of this genre are falling away from cinema. Beautiful DOP work and Redford behind the camera are amazing to watch. Great cast and storyline that doesn't drag, considering the running time. 04/05/2019
I remember seeing this in theatres as a little kid! Long movie but enjoyable!
a poignant tale in context of the methodology..
The Horse Whisperer
The Horse Whisperer is a character driven drama about an unknown personality that enters into a dysfunctional family at a point of crisis to save their horse and ends up saving the family.
Not only is the premise familiar but is rubbed plenty of times by the makers in every possible angle which then would require this tale to visit newer territories which it fails to do so. Addition to that, ticking for around 170 minutes the makers are milking their way down in and chews too much for the audience to enjoy its appetite.
The narrative is daft at certain point with sloppy writing and loosely edited final cut that is more questionable than ever. The subplots are cheesy and brimmed with seen-this-seen-that conflicts with one dimensional side characters that extracts the heat from the soul.
It is short on technical aspects like background score, sound department and camera work that every now and then goes into slow motion that isn't justified at all in here. With beautiful cinematography, stunning visuals, live locations and bright colors, it is utterly pleasing for the western genre fans in each frame.
The adaptation could have been a lot better and a lot shorter for the audience can predict and finds themselves waiting for the makers to attain a closure. Redford's world seems self-obsessed a lot for it to offer room to any of the characters to factor in effectively.
Redford is enjoying a bit much to breed sincerity with Johansson's amateur performance and Neil's undercooked one, Thomas is the only one that stands alone delivering through each frame. Visually aesthetic and manipulative emotions that it draws out from the audience are the only high points of this sinking feature.
The Horse Whisperer is a poignant tale in context of the methodology that it approaches to and not its ideology.
The film is epic and is well done but now it comes out as predictable and outdated. Even worse, Reford get the girl with #metoo moves that are now revolting. Scarlett is acting great and Kristin is stunningly good-looking in this. But at the half point I hit on the accelerate to get to the end faster. Long.
It was ok. A bit too long. Didn't jerk teh tears in the way it had been described to me.
Great scenery. Far too overlong
I learned to tame a wild mustang through touch in the ring with Monty Roberts. This film is based on Monty. The scene where he forces the horse to submit is a lie. Monty would never and has never done such a thing (that from the horses mouth). Monty spent years as a youngster observing wild mustangs behavior in the wild. He is an amazing human and this film does not do justice to the gift of whispering. I would have thought that Mr. Redford would have done justice...great disappointment.
It's good movie to watch
a bad cut in the middle of the movie