The Horse Whisperer 1998

Critics score:
73 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: intelligent, lush-looking tale... Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: What The Horse Whisperer loses in storybook romance it gains in rock-solid values and a stirringly profound respect for nature... Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: This has loads of craft and honor but never quite takes off. Read more

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times: That lack of identifiable passion is The Horse Whisperer's most vexing problem. Read more

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Andrew Sarris, New York Observer: We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: ...there is a magnificence in his treatment here that dignifies what is essentially a soap opera. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Redford seems to have fooled himself into thinking the story of The Horse Whisperer runs much deeper than it does. Read more

Ruthe Stein, 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. Read more

Time Out: It's a film-maker's love letter to himself. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: 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. Read more