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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

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