• All the Pretty Horses (2000)

All the Pretty Horses

Release Date: December 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: May 8th, 2001

PG-13 |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

The year is 1949. A young Texan named John Grady finds himself without a home after his mother sells the ranch where he has spent his entire life. Lured south of the border by the romance of cowboy life and the promise of a fresh start, Cole and his pal embark on an adventure that will test their resilience, define their maturity, and change their lives forever.

Cast: Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penélope Cruz, Lucas Black, Rubén Blades, Robert Patrick, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Miriam Colon

Director: Billy Bob Thornton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Miramax Films, Columbia Pictures

Distributors: Miramax Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Love, Friend, Daughter, Engaging, Emotional, Rivalry, 1940s, Judge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago 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

  • 75
    Jack MathewsNew 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
    Michael WilmingtonChicago 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.

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