The Electric Horseman
The Electric Horseman (1979)

In this film, a boozy ex-rodeo champ becomes a cereal pitchman. The one bright spot in Sonny Steele's existence comes when he gets to ride the magnificent stallion Rising Star during appearances. The trouble begins when Steele discovers… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 10, 2000
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68%
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User Score
57%


Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A moderately entertaining film, but no screen magic from Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. The pic is overlong, talky and diffused.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Electric Horseman is the kind of movie they used to make.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

The Electric Horseman charms and ultimately conquers through high spirits.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Beguilingly sharp at first, but the later stages, with Fonda's toughie reporter tagging along for a story but going all mushy inside, wallow in sentimentality about integrity, ecology and all that jazz.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Warmhearted romance with an anti-corporate perspective.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Horseman falls far short of what it might have been, starting out smart but getting sloppier and more sentimental as it goes along.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

At this point, I think it's reasonably safe to say that The Electric Horseman is the best American romantic comedy of 1979.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

In their second appearance, Redford and Fonda have charm and show good chemistry but, they are too old for this formulatic, old-fashioned romantic comedy about a burnt-out rodeo star and TV journalist

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

colourful and engaging

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
I didn't get to see the whole movie, but from what I saw it's very boring. I will see it again some day to give it another chance, though.
Leo L
definitely remember this from them younger years, hehehe cute.