The Mustang Reviews

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September 23, 2019
[Their] connection is so wondrous and quietly powerful... This is lovely.
September 12, 2019
Matthias Schoenaerts is remarkable in soulful drama.
September 4, 2019
Terse and elegiac at best, The Mustang is a dude Western from the Horse Whisperer school.
September 2, 2019
For all the drugs and violence, at heart it's a straightforward yarn about a boy and his horse.
September 1, 2019
With both man and horse suffering from anger-management problems, it's a well acted if not always subtle affair.
September 1, 2019
As Schoenaerts demonstrated with his pin-eyed rage in Bullhead, he's a physically gifted actor who can convey as much with stillness and silence as he can with pages full of dialogue.
August 31, 2019
[W]hat The Mustang has in spades is sincerity, and a director good enough to wring the beauty out of a necessarily grim tale.
August 31, 2019
Animals have been coaxing the soft side out of tough guys since Clint Eastwood co-starred with an orangutan, yet there's still something poignant about this meathead engaging with a warmer world.
August 30, 2019
While more modest in scale, this might be the most humane addition to the genre since The Shawshank Redemption.
August 30, 2019
Despite the fact that the central metaphor is fairly straightforward... I actually thought that the movie told its story very movingly.
August 30, 2019
Manages to be inspirational without going Disney.
August 29, 2019
Despite a slight lack of substance, The Mustang makes for absorbing viewing throughout - especially for those of a horsey bent.
August 29, 2019
There's a gentle authenticity to this prison drama that brings out some surprising emotions.
August 29, 2019
The Mustang could have held more surprises, but as a landscape study - "Prison, with horses" - it's ruggedly stunning.
August 28, 2019
The Mustang may unfold along predictable lines but the story is grounded in a documentary-like realism that doesn't sugar-coat the dangers of the inmates, or the desperation of their lives.
August 27, 2019
'The Mustang' offers up a soulful, poetic examination of freedom and imprisonment, man and nature, and how so often the two know more of one another than they both realise.
July 18, 2019
... it not only lacks genuine emotional force in several scenes but also structural stability to fully succeed.
May 4, 2019
The Mustang is hard to look away from and worthy of praise. It's a gorgeous look at a man who finds the best version of himself in his relationship with a wild horse.
May 3, 2019
Just who is rescued here is the moving question, and viewers should stay through the credits to see photos of actual inmates and their horses just in case there is any lingering doubt about the answer.
April 30, 2019
Schoenaerts performance is worth your attention in a story you have seen and heard before, but from a point of view that's entirely original.
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