The Mustang Reviews

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March 29, 2019
There's a Disney movie in here somewhere, but Clermont-Tonnerre has no interest in it. She's too busy steering her own course, and it works.
March 28, 2019
It's worth seeking out... as both a portrait of a prison program few are aware of and a powerful character study.
March 27, 2019
It is handsomely shot, affectingly acted, and narratively predictable.
March 27, 2019
A stringent tale of a struggle for redemption.
March 21, 2019
Like Roman, though, all I longed for were further glimpses of the life outside, where man and beast roam free, oblivious to any narrative demands.
March 21, 2019
This film was developed at Robert Redford's Sundance Institute lab for emerging talent; he certainly found one in French actress Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, here making an impressive feature directorial debut.
March 20, 2019
That sophistication in filmmaking and storytelling wins out in the end. The answers don't come easy, and when they do they're more than a little heartbreaking. "The Mustang" is all the better for it.
March 20, 2019
Within no more than a minute of screen time, we know that director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has authority and vision, and that we are watching a good movie.
March 16, 2019
It's Schoenaerts, one of this generation's finest actors, who makes "The Mustang" a moving look at human potential for redemption and rehabilitation.
March 16, 2019
A testament to the worthy stories yet to be told about the healing, unbreakable bonds between tormented people and the misunderstood animals that come to their rescue.
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