Dream Horse

critic Reviews

, 88% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Spurred on by an excellent Toni Collette, Dream Horse has a comfortably crowd-pleasing gait that makes the most of the story's familiar formula.
  • , Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Wenlei MaNews.com.au
    "Hywl" is a Welsh word that is described on-screen as a "feeling of emotional motivation and energy" - and Dream Horse has certainly imbued its likeable story with plenty of "hwyl".
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    Stephen RomeiThe Australian
    This is a character-driven movie and the horse is not the main character...
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    Sandra HallSydney Morning Herald
    It's a story with all the hallmarks of a typically British feel-good movie in the tradition pioneered by the Ealing comedies of the post-WWII years when the country needed all the laughs it could raise.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The feelgood Brit-com is back!
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    Simran HansObserver (UK)
    Shamelessly predictable and thoroughly feelgood.
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    Clarisse LoughreyIndependent (UK)
    What it lacks in originality, it makes up for in the sheer force of its sincerity.
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    Robin HolabirdKUNR
    Going against the odds, the song and the familiar story cross the finish line in happy style.
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  • , Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sarah WardConcrete Playground
    It's impossible to ignore the buttons the movie keeps gleefully pushing, and the parts of the tale that must've been smoothed out to elicit the desired cheer-inducing response - even around Collette's committed performance.
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    Matthew ToomeyABC Radio Brisbane
    Dream Horse is so stuffed full of sentimentality that it's almost impossible to consume.
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    Soham GadreThe Spool
    The small-town underdog story is an audience favorite that has worked for centuries, but Dream Horse's total aversion to risk or drama leaves it in the dust among its many similar-themed companions.
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