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Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron
Screenwriter John Fusco returns to the Western themes of his previous films Young Guns and Thunderheart with this animated children's adventure from Dreamworks. Matt Damon supplies the voice of Spirit, a wild Mustang stallion living free in the Old West of the late 19th century, where he's captured by human horse traders and sold to a cavalry regiment at a frontier outpost. There, a cruel colonel (voice of James Cromwell) nearly succeeds in breaking the willful horse, but not quite. Spirit escapes in the company of another captive, Little Creek (voice of Daniel Studi), a Native… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There's nothing thrilling or new about the work here, but accomplished it is."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"An exciting and exquisitely rendered film in which the horse goes through as many adventures and perils as Indiana Jones on a good day."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Many kids will like this mustang tale."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Gorgeous and plenty exciting, but overcooked with corny narration and an endless barrage of Bryan Adams songs telling us how to feel at every moment."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"...[a] genuinely thrilling movie that's appropriate for all ages."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Spirit is smarter than your average cartoon because it doesn't try to joke around with a host of annoying talking animals."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation."
‑ Loren King, Chicago Tribune
"When the movie wants to look majestic, the colors truly emanate, but when it wants to look grim, it can look very grim and moody; I was breath taken."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"There are genuine moments of beauty in Spirit -- visually and emotionally speaking -- but ultimately they aren't worth the price of suffering through the extraneous material that too often sullies the picture."
‑ Michael Dequina, Film Threat
"It dares to do things a bit differently, and it does them generally quite well."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"There's not much of a story, the whole thing's a bit superficial, and there's little to laugh at, but it's still a refreshing change from the norm."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Rather exciting, rendered in a bright sunset palette and a mixture of expressive, boldly drawn traditional animation and fluid computer-generated imagery."
‑ Hazel-Dawn Dumpert, L.A. Weekly
"Spirit: Stallion Of the Cimmaron, which and is technically Dreamworks' first animated film since the monster CGI hit Shrek, as a hand-drawn film has quite a bit to live up to, but succeeds admirably at finding the heart that is often missing from technica"
‑ Todd Gilchrist, IGN Movies
"A welcome, entertaining, and fun ride."
‑ Todd Gilchrist, FilmStew.com
"A worthy, if dull addition to the studio's animated works."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
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