Skip to main content

reviews

65
Based on 19 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    It says something about this movie that Redford is at his most compelling playing opposite a nag. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Robert Redford has shown that he has a real feeling for the West--he's not a movie tourist--and there is a magnificence in his treatment here that dignifies what is essentially a soap opera. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Redford's storytelling skills aren't strong enough to make the tale appear as seamless as it should. show more

  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Examiner

    The film finally seems to stagger under the weight of its own significance. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Curl your cynical lip if you want, but there's a place for heartwarming, life-affirming, even weepy dramas, and Robert Redford brings the best-selling novel about a traumatized teen and her wounded horse to the screen with dignity and restraint. show more

  • 78
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    A countrified, monolithic thing of beauty -- gorgeous to behold despite the fact that its overlong two-hour-and-45-minute running time plays off Redford's weather-beaten golden boy good looks far too often for its own good. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    All the nuggets of spoken wisdom rattle around with a tad too much space and (at 2 1/2 hours plus) too much length. show more

  • 90
    The A.V. Club

    With solid, stately acting, and landscapes that could convert atheists, The Horse Whisperer tugs heartstrings without seeming self-conscious. show more

  • 90
    Elvis Mitchell The New York Times

    Mr. Redford has found his own visually eloquent way to turn the potboiler into a panorama, with a deep-seated love for the Montana landscape against which his rapturously beautiful film unfolds. show more

similar movies

  • The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

  • Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

  • The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

  • An Education (2009)

  • The Vow (2012)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X