They Shoot Horses, Don't They? Reviews

May 26, 2008
The material is simple and irresistible, and Sydney Pollack stages it well (though without transcending the essential superficiality of his talent).
May 26, 2008
A sordid spectacle of hard times, a kind of existentialist allegory of life.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
The acting is strident and overblown, the narrative technique gimmicky and obvious, and the implication that the competitors' situation is a microcosm of a wider-reaching American malaise rather pretentious.
May 20, 2003
The movie is by far the best thing that Pollack has ever directed (with the possible exception of The Scalphunters).