The Turin Horse Synopsis
An abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a farmer and daughter.
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100

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
A sumptuous masterpiece by one of the greatest moviemakers of all time.
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100

Slant Magazine

By Andrew Schenker
Béla Tarr is the cinema's greatest crafter of total environments and in The Turin Horse, working in his most restricted physical setting...
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100

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
The movie is too beautiful to be described as an ordeal, but it is sufficiently intense and unyielding that when it is over, you may feel,...
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88

Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
The Turin Horse is in a very gray black and white. It looks the same way it feels: bleak, pure, forbidding, transfixing. Watching it,...
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85

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The Turin Horse is an absolute vision, masterly and enveloping in a way that less personal, more conventional movies are not. The film...
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80

Total Film

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Tarr risks self-parody with recurring scenes of the pair tucking into scalding potatoes, but if you've got the stomach for it this is an...
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80

Village Voice

By Nick Pinkerton
An experience comparable to starting down the road with an empty sack then, over the course of the journey, having it weighed down steadily...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This quiet drama is not for everyone. It may not even be for fans of Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr, whose spare, naturalistic films can be,...
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40

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Even on its own limited, rigorous aesthetic grounds, there are far superior movies (including all of Tarr's own work). It's a sad way for...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
By this time, cinematographer Fred Kelemen's mostly stationary camera has revealed about all there is to see in a fine array of textures in...
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Rated NR