All the Pretty Horses Synopsis
In Mexico with a pal (Henry Thomas), a Texan (Matt Damon) dallies with a beauty (Penélope Cruz).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Thornton and his excellent company summon up for us the long rides, dangerous companions, rites of passage, the mad love and, most of all,...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You can see how this movie could have been jacked up into a one-level action picture, but what makes it special is how Thornton modulates...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Thornton, directing his first film since the minimalist "Sling Blade" (1996), has a much better grip on the material when he's focused on...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
An elegiac, visually hypnotic film about love, honor, reverence for nature and the loss of tradition.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
To paraphrase Andre Malraux, it invokes but it doesn't always supply, doesn't course strongly enough with the book's themes of blood and...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Lacks an essential sense of purpose.
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63

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
Even a full week after seeing it, I'm still influenced enough by the film's many enchantments not to be overly concerned with its flaws.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
As this year's literary adaptations go, Horses comes a lot closer to being a truly bad movie than "The Perfect Storm" did, yet it would be...
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It doesn't help that Damon and Cruz fail to generate sparks or that the second half of the film, in which John and Lacey face hell in a...
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
McCarthy's rawhide has become movie Naugahyde, a substance unknown in literature or in nature.
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Rated PG-13 | For Violence, Strong Language and Drug Use
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Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Adequate but disappointing book adaptation.
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