• Phar Lap (1983) Rating & Reviews

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Based on 6 Critics
  • Phar Lap wastes its brilliant potential through embarrassingly inept acting, a cloying soundtrack, stereotyped characters and pedestrian direction. [13 Jul 1984]

  • Phar Lap is another Australian horsy movie starring an American actor, Ron Leibman (Norma Rae), but this time the American's performance is the only redeeming feature in this otherwise tedious, slow-moving Down-Under tale about a fast-moving horse that should have been named Rocky. [20 Jul 1984]

  • Although the film plays a little too heavily on this patriotic theme, its simple boy-and-his-horse story is beautifully effective. show more

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