• Lean on Pete (2018)

Lean on Pete

Release Date: April 6th, 2018

R |2 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.

Cast: Charlie Plummer, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, Justin Rain, Lewis Pullman, Bob Olin, Teyah Hartley, Kurt Conroyd

Director: Andrew Haigh

Genres: Drama

Production Co: The Bureau

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Wendy IdeScreen International

    There’s a wistful quality to the storytelling which softens some of the sharper edges of tragedy and hardship in this undeniably affecting picture. show more

  • 100
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is a compassionately observed story told with unimpeachable naturalism and without a grain of sentimentality, propelled by a remarkable performance from Charlie Plummer that's both internalized and emotionally raw. show more

  • 80

    Not everyone likes a movie that sneaks up on them, so be advised that Lean on Pete is the ugly-cry event of the spring. show more

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