Out Stealing Horses

critic Reviews

, 79% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Muted but moving, Out Stealing Horses ambitiously explores the human condition through one man's lifetime of memories.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    When the title of a film is more vibrant than anything you'll see on the screen, it's an issue.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There's some appreciable serenity and a lot of personal grief on display in Out Stealing Horses, but it's only visible in fits and starts.
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    What Mr. Moland is after, in tackling an "unfilmable" novel, is evidenced in the visual tone, emotional content and Mr. Skarsgård's mutely eloquent performance.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    An ambitious film that examines memory and consciousness through the perspective of an older man who's determined to escape from memory and to constrict his lived experience.
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    Wendy IdeScreen International
    A film which is strikingly beautiful yet can be quite inert.
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    Deborah YoungHollywood Reporter
    A hugely accomplished meditation on life, guilt and responsibility.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    It's an honest film about a likeable guy, but is too subdued to get you excited.
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    Jackie K. Cooperjackiekcooper.com
    Just an ordinary movie from Norway starring the extraordinary Stellan Skarsgard. The movie never reaches the level of his talent.
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    Lisa TrifoneThird Coast Review
    Skarsgård delivers a reliably compelling performance in the film's most poignant moments.
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    Carla HayCulture Mix
    Out Stealing Horses is a solid movie that does a very good visual interpretation of the novel. Although the character of Trond is a specific person, the movie's themes about family dynamics and childhood memories can resonate with many people.
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