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New York Times:
What The Horse Whisperer loses in storybook romance it gains in rock-solid values and a stirringly profound respect for nature...
New York Observer:
We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned.
A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance.
...there is a magnificence in his treatment here that dignifies what is essentially a soap opera.
Redford seems to have fooled himself into thinking the story of The Horse Whisperer runs much deeper than it does.
San Francisco Chronicle:
As good as Redford and Scott Thomas are at the outset, they can't convey the passion necessary to make the affair believable.
Directing himself for the first time, Redford has lavished his usual meticulous care on popular material that comes alive on the screen in ways that it never could on the page.