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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 3 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It doesn't help that Damon and Cruz fail to generate sparks or that the second half of the film, in which John and Lacey face hell in a Mexican prison, feels bluntly edited to fit a two-hour running time. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    An elegiac, visually hypnotic film about love, honor, reverence for nature and the loss of tradition. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    As this year's literary adaptations go, Horses comes a lot closer to being a truly bad movie than "The Perfect Storm" did, yet it would be hard to argue that the two are not the year's most disappointing in terms of trampled hopes. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Lacks an essential sense of purpose. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Thornton, directing his first film since the minimalist "Sling Blade" (1996), has a much better grip on the material when he's focused on the scruffy desert landscape and the adventures of the two Texans. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    You can see how this movie could have been jacked up into a one-level action picture, but what makes it special is how Thornton modulates the material. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Thornton and his excellent company summon up for us the long rides, dangerous companions, rites of passage, the mad love and, most of all, the special relationship between the man/boys that rode over the border and the horses that carried them there. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    To paraphrase Andre Malraux, it invokes but it doesn't always supply, doesn't course strongly enough with the book's themes of blood and earth and dislocation. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Even a full week after seeing it, I'm still influenced enough by the film's many enchantments not to be overly concerned with its flaws. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    It's like a tantalizing CliffsNotes version of what could have been. show more

  • November 26, 2012 poseidonscall
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    Loved it! Beautiful love story set in a wonderful background with spectacular views! Great performances by Damon & Cruz!

  • October 10, 2009 trexmills
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  • September 13, 2009 Carla Beckman
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    Am I the only person in the world that thinks Penelope Cruz is way overrated? She was actually a bit believeable in this movie, but then she's a wealthy Hispanic woman, not much of a stretch.

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