• 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
    Slate

    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

  • 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
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Mr. Haigh’s previous feature was “45 Years,” a drama of marital distress, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, in which the strongest feelings went unspoken. The words in his new film are pungent in themselves, but they’re given greater power by Mr. Plummer’s remarkable performance. show more

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