Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron Synopsis
A wild mustang resists a cruel cavalryman's attempt to break him.

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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It's classic animation wedded to modern technology -- painted pictures that move in magical splendor.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
An animated fairy tale made with simple, elegant conviction.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A cartoon that's truly cinematic in scope, and a story that's compelling and heartfelt - even if the heart belongs to a big, four-legged...
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Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
Visually the film is a knockout. I'm not sure this will matter to the young adult audience, but the film is philosophically confusing.
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By James Berardinelli
Those for whom Spirit was made will find this to be a thoroughly enjoyable production. As a "kids' movie", Spirit is a resounding success.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A poetic and lovely tale, told as a silent picture with music and narration.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film is short at 82 minutes, but surprisingly moving, and has a couple of really thrilling sequences.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Popcorn-buyers, beware: This is no "Shrek," with raucous adult humor sailing over the heads of wee ones. This is "Sesame Street"-level,...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a mishmash that is sometimes moving, sometimes absurd and most of the time just oddly off balance.
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By livinghope2722
I love spirit. It is one of those movies that never gets old....

By tyfoid13
i always pretentended my horse was spirit because he looked just looked just like him an my sisters was rain. i love spirit! best animated horse! i believe there is a wild mustang out in montana or...

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Rated G | For Frightening Scenes
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Many kids will like this mustang tale.
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