The Mustang

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program centered around the training of wild mustangs.

Cast: Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Bruce Dern, Connie Britton, Jason Mitchell, Josh Stewart, Thomas Smittle, Keith Johnson

Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Légende Films, Canal+, Nexus Factory, Cine+

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  • 80
    Slate

    The Mustang, "The Rider," and "Lean on Pete" all end on fragile notes of hope for their central figures, even as their futures remain uncertain. The horses, notably, are less lucky. Equine counterparts in horse movies serve a variety of functions, but mostly as proxies for the heroes’ struggles and signals of their ultimate nobility. That is more or less true of The Mustang, and the movie’s final scene is a hair too literal in that respect. show more

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Ms. De Clermont-Tonnerre’s direction is a revelation — not just a good first try, but a first-rate achievement by any measure. She clearly watched such relevant classics as “The Black Stallion” and “The Misfits,” yet found a laconic style that is all her own. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    De Clermont-Tonnerre shows admirable restraint, knowing that, in her carefully constructed frames, it can be enough just to get Roman's newly compassionate eyes into a close-up with the expressionless eye of a horse. show more

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