Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Critic Consensus: A visually stunning film that may be too predictable and politically correct for adults, but should serve children well.
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Critic Reviews for Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron
There's nothing thrilling or new about the work here, but accomplished it is.
Spirit is smarter than your average cartoon because it doesn't try to joke around with a host of annoying talking animals.
There's not much of a story, the whole thing's a bit superficial, and there's little to laugh at, but it's still a refreshing change from the norm.
An exciting and exquisitely rendered film in which the horse goes through as many adventures and perils as Indiana Jones on a good day.
A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation.
Audience Reviews for Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron
I really feel this film was lost potential. what I mean by that is that this film has one extremely fatal fault. It's the fact that the main character has a narration but doesn't talk. Now I like it that this film has a non-talking animal for once, but what is the point of giving him a narrative then if he isn't gonna talk? you already have him convey emotions well without dialogue with his facial expressions. But even then, they humanize the horse way too much, to the point that it just becomes distracting and I would've wanted him to talk. I feel that might've been what they originally had planned but scrapped it for some reason. Also the film is really also not all that interesting, the neighing gets old REALLY fast, and it's not very engaging. Many characters aren't interesting, and the music sounds far too, well, 80s sounding that it just feels off for this kind of film. The only thing I really like about the film is the villain played by James Cromwell, who plays a great bastard but actually has his limits, and I do like how the villain isn't killed off, in fact the villain knows he's beat and gives up, which I don't see in a lot of films. Other than that, it's just a bore. It has too many distracting features, characters aren't interesting, and it isn't well paced at all. I think more kids would be bored with Spirit than find it really funny or engaging. While it isnt the worst Dreamworks has done, it's not their best.
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I loved this movie when I first saw it and It would be great too see a sequel. It has some of the best, most well crafted animation techniques i've evr seen in an animated film. Its heartwarming and in it's dark moments it might even make you cry.
It was okay. Not amazing, had me bored a ton. Story is good though. Grade: C-
Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron Quotes
|Spirit:||For the first time in my life, I felt my heart torn two ways.|
|Little Creek:||I'm never going to ride you, am I? And no one ever should. You can go. It's okay, go. Go on, get out of here! Go home.|
|Little Creek:||Take care of her, Spirit who could not be broken.|
|Spirit:||(About finally be letting free by Little Creek) I had been waiting so long to run free, but that goodbye was harder than I ever imagined. I'll never forget that boy and how we won back our freedom together.|
|Spirit:||[about finally be letting free by Little Creek] I had been waiting so long to run free, but that goodbye was harder than I ever imagined. I'll never forget that boy and how we won back our freedom together.|
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