• (Limited (Lakewood, CO 1/17-1/24), (FEB- FL/TX), (MAR- CA), (APR- OR))
  • PG , 1 hr 12 min
  • Documentary

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American Mustang

By jthrush68
Written February 20, 2015
If you care about what the BLM is doing with your tax dollars, see this movie. If you love horses, see this movie. If you like a good story, see this movie. If you love seeing great nature cinematography, see this movie. American Mustang is all of these. It is part documentary focusing on how the Bureau of Land Management is trying to regulate the wild horse herds in America. It is also the story of a single BLM mustang that gets adopted and taken to a working ranch to be trained to become a riding horse. The movie is beautifully filmed. The point of the movie is to bring to light the failed management system currently in use by the BLM. It is tastefully done though with no "shock value" photography on how the wild horses are treated. In fact, it is so well done that with the side story of the adopted horse it is a movie that can be watched and enjoyed by the whole family. It shows the plight and the possibilities of America's wild horse.
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Beauty

By AMISLT
Written February 20, 2015
Beautiful and grand like the Mustang. This is truly a unique movie going experience. The narrative follows, somehow both documentary and narrative story telling techniques. It works really really well. See the 3D version if at all possible.
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I can't wait!

By leaperlover
Written January 22, 2014
I've seen previews of American Mustang and I can't wait to see the whole thing. Please hurry and bring it to my area. It's about time we got the truth and it doesn't hurt to see the beautiful animals and scenery..
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American Mustang

By seatongm01
Written January 18, 2014
With all the hype I'd seen, I expected a wonderful portrayal of mustangs and their plight upon BLM administered lands. What I saw, however, was a rather amateurish film with very little cohesion between the plot points, a lousy score, and grating narration. Yes, there is some beautiful footage of mustangs in their natural habitat, and some disturbing footage of a BLM helicopter roundup, as well as the method BLM utilizes to trim hooves. But, other than that, there was a snippet about Wild Horse Annie, the woman responsible for convincing the U.S. Congress to protect wild horses and burros from aircraft and land vehicle roundups. There was another plot point about a young woman who falls in love with a mustang a couple horse trainers have brought to her family's ranch for breaking. The credibility of this plot point was lost when it was clear the so-called mustang the cowboys were breaking had a brand that was clearly painted on rather than an authentic BLM freezemark.
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Yuck. Wait for the dvd (if you can get it for free or cheap)

By kenyapurrz4me
Written February 20, 2015
I'm a Mustang advocate but I can't recommend the movie. I LOVED the 3D portions and they also discussed Velma Johnson and the work that she did to preserve the Mustang but the movie had a lot of problems. The bad - they mixed a fictional story in with a documentary and there was no flow. It went back and forth and back and forth and left me wondering what the girl's story had to do with anything. The girl was the cliched horse loving girl and they took it too far, in my opinion. They also showed footage of how horses still have a large part in our lives today but it was movie clips that, again, had no flow and didn't seem to fit into the movie at all AND it was much too loud during that part of the movie. Why were people screaming "HORSEPOWER!!!!!" in the clip that showed an airplane??? And they completely bashed the BLM and strongly implied that the BLM sells directly for slaughter. There are laws in place to prevent that but there was no mention of them. Save your money.
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