The Horse Whisperer
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After her fourteen year old daughter suffers a serious horse riding accident, a high-powered magazine editor goes to Montana to bring the horse to a legendary 'horse whisperer,' a person with a unique gift of being able to cure troubled horses. Romance blossoms between the sophisticated mother and the gentle horseman, leading to wonderful and tragic consequences.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"It's a film-maker's love letter to himself."
‑ , Time Out
"Maintains a spiritual atmosphere and decent hold on personal problems, keeping the long journey to the cure compelling, with enough flashes of Heaven on Earth to bewitch even the most disengaged viewer."
‑ Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com
"I found it to be a compelling, adult film that transports you into another world."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Robert Redford has done it again."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"This has loads of craft and honor but never quite takes off."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"That lack of identifiable passion is The Horse Whisperer's most vexing problem."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Like Jaws, Carrie and The Bridges of Madison County, director Robert Redford's screen version of Nicholas Evans' smash bestseller has largely been deemed one of those rarities: a movie that improves on its source material."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"A lovely piece of filmmaking."
‑ Jeanne Aufmuth, Palo Alto Weekly
"For such a long meal it certainly isn't very filling."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"We are not talking postmodern or even modern here, but the best kind of old-fashioned."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"A film as rich in its visual presentation as it is in its emotional resonance."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Curl your cynical lip if you want, but there's a place for heartwarming, life-affirming, even weepy dramas."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"This is a beautiful movie, but not for those in a hurry."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Despite its flaws, The Horse Whisperer is a marvel -- in its artistry, its love of place, and its tender regard for broken hearts."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
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