Eve and the Fire Horse
Eve and the Fire Horse (2006)

Two impressionable young sisters find their fledgling religious beliefs leading them toward opposite ends of the spectrum following a series of family misfortunes in this drama from Canadian filmmaker Julia Kwan. Eve (Phoebe Jojo Kut) and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: May 6, 2006
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

At times Eve plays like an unshaped memoir. What makes the film almost satisfying is that [director] Kwan has given us a charming and lovingly realized world. But halfway is still only halfway.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Eve & the Fire Horse has a kind of poetry that lifts it above the typical drama of immigrant life and gives [Kwan's] characters a lasting poignancy.

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Jason Anderson

The script's wry humour and Kwan's sure touch with her cast save it from becoming too sombre or too sentimental. In fact, she's created something rare: a family movie that makes keen observations about family life.

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Ken Eisner

Both a finely wrought period piece and a slice of delicately captured childhood.

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Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Fire Horse is a nice enough film, but at the risk of being a curmudgeon, I am hard pressed to see what all the fuss is about. In this fashion, it is intensely Canadian, nice without being too much of anything else.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone

The beliefs of children are so absolute and pure, from the dreadful feeling that they can be responsible for a death to the joy of believing a statue can come to life at night and goldfish can sing opera.

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

One of the most enchanting and memorable films made in this country.

David Levine

The incomplete storylines really do a disservice to Horse's fascinating characters and to those of us watching who feel like part of the family.

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Eric D. Snider

A remarkably good-natured and gentle film about spirituality's place in a family's life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
John Ballantine
The comparison film is Whale Rider which was so much more effective. This effort doesn't quite cut it.