The Horse Whisperer details
|Starring:||Dianne Wiest, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Scarlett Johansson, Sam Neill, Chris Cooper, Robert Redford|
|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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Not as good as the bookBy a customer from Cheltenham , 05 Sep 2009Beautifully shot, but lacked the power and emotion of the book.
Could have been betterBy a customer from London , 02 Sep 2009Good film. Too much focus on teh ove story element for my likng.
ExcellentBy a customer from London , 01 Feb 2009i remember watching this when i was about 8 and I didn't quite get it, but i just watched it again and i found it brilliant. superb acting, grace (scarlett johanson) is over dark while being optimistic. and there are pretty horses, also the relationships that are in the film are very interesting. all in all I really liked it.
The Horse WhispererBy a customer from Waterlooville , 19 Dec 2008This was a lovely film, just right for watching on a miserable, wet, winter's day. The scenery is beautiful, and the story is simple but engaging. We found the sound levels low in places and so had to strain to hear some of the conversation, but this seemed to be the fault of the filming rather than the DVD.
ExcellentBy Mask (10 reviews) from Waltham Cross , 17 Oct 2008Brilliant film!! Well worth the watch!