The Horsemen
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Director John Frankenheimer, extrapolating from his earlier films The Gypsy Moths and Grand Prix, examines machismo and how men test themselves to the limits of endurance in The Horsemen. The film takes place in modern day Afghanistan. Uraz (Omar Sharif), the son of Tursen (Jack Palance), the stable master for a feudal lord, is a master horseman who lives by a primitive code of honor. Uruz's family honor is damaged when he breaks his leg playing the game which is the Afghani equivalent of polo. His father, who lost a lot of money betting on his son, will barely speak to him. To regain the… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is little balance given to the Afghan people shown here."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"The Horsemen takes its rightful place, if gawkily so, among Frankenheimer's best films"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
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