The Silver Stallion (The Silver Brumby) (1993)





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This family drama recounts the tale of a legendary silver stallion living deep in the most remote mountain ranges of Australia. Based on a novel by Elyne Mitchell, the film dramatizes many of the horse's personal experiences living in the high, mountainous regions of the state of Victoria. In the story, a wild silver stallion colt (Thowra quickly grows to adulthood and must replace his father as the leader of a herd of horses. Before assuming leadership duties, however, Thowra must find and defeat the stallion responsible for killing his sire. The beautiful and intelligent horse is desired by a ruthless mountain man, who is unable to capture it on his own and devises crafty and underhanded methods to do so. The Silver Stallion was originally titled The Silver Brumby in its native Australia; 'brumby' is Aussie for 'wild horse.' ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Kids & Family
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Critic Reviews for The Silver Stallion (The Silver Brumby)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Some suspense and animal injury in emotional horse story.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
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Audience Reviews for The Silver Stallion (The Silver Brumby)


Not much of a plot here. Some parts felt like they just filmed some wild horses and came up with a story. Some bad acting, and Russell Crowe's performance was ultimately laughable. One thing that can be said for it though is that the horses and landscape is beautiful to look at.

Elise C
Elise C

"The Silver Stallion is really a film for the horse enthusiast, as a majority of the story is reminiscent of a fictional documentary on horses with the character of Elyne narrating the story." Full review at:

Snipes .
Snipes .

** (out of four) Disappointing and schmaltzy family film about a horse and the Australian family that it affects. Most interesting as an early film performance from Russell Crowe. Not much else of interest here, however.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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