The Horse Whisperer details
|Starring:||Dianne Wiest, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill, Chris Cooper, Robert Redford|
|Genre:||Drama - General|
|Studio:||TOUCHSTONE HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Back to the 90s, Hangover Viewing|
The Horse Whisperer
|Run time:||2 hours 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Aug 2001|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Wholly satisfying, well-rounded movie experienceBy Alfod (115 reviews) from Walsall , 14 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If Robert Redford has ever directed a bad movie I haven't seen it and having checked his filmography on IMDb only The Milagro Beanfield War has eluded me.
Quiz Show was excellent and I enjoyed Ordinary People and A River Runs Through It. This was Kristin Scott Thomas's next movie after her Oscar nominated turn in The English Patient and it's a pity that her leading lady credentials somewhat stalled in the late nineties after she made the poorly received Random Hearts with Harrison Ford. Here she's Redford's leading lady, married to Sam Neill, mother to Scarlett Johansson who is left physically and emotionally crippled after a horse riding accident, portrayed in an impressively realistic manner.
A 13/14 year old Johansson is predictably phenomenal in a role which, if unconvincingly played, could have scuppered the whole enterprise. Some beautiful Montana vistas and eye-catchingly artful shots add spades to the movie experience. With great supporting work from the likes of Dianne Wiest and Chris Cooper (who went on to do some horse whispering of his own in Seabiscuit) added to the mix, this is a two hours plus movie in which every moment is worth treasuring. Unfairly dismissed as romantic schlock, this turns out to be a wholly satisfying, well-rounded movie experience.
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the bestBy alexandrov (1 review) from London , 04 Dec 2012A beautiful film! the best horse film I have seen well done. If Robert Redford has ever directed a bad movie I haven't seen it and having checked his filmography
Great movieBy Peta_Steve (2 reviews) , 02 Nov 2012I read the book many years ago and went for this movie because of that and a memory that it was well received. We sat down to watch it yesterday and hubby commented that he 'quite enjoyed it', immediately changing that to 'No, I REALLY enjoyed that!'
As for the Montana Tourist Board filming, WOW - what a lovely place that is ;-)
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Wonderfully acted right to the endBy a customer , 12 Sep 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA beautiful film - man and horse. I love Robert Redford in this movie. The whole film is about human error, acceptance, healing and love. Wonderfully acted right to the end. Fantastic.
A proper Tale , you will feel different about yourself.By gingerkind (7 reviews) , 18 Nov 2011I really enjoyed the old fashioned ? up and down story of this tale , it has a beginning a middle and an end and is a comfortable donkey ride of a film for any traveller. The journey isn't a strenuous one and it is easy to watch without trying too hard just perfect for a night in on your own or snuggled up with someone who shares your interest in the subject matter. Yes its sentimental but its also ok for softhearts like me!
Yay not NeighBy a customer , 25 Apr 2011A beautiful film for any horse lover, which I am, Robert Redford's directoral debut is breathtaking - the best horsey film I have seen