Running Free
Running Free (2000)

Chase Moore and Arie Verveen are the human stars of this period drama about the extraordinary life and times of a horse. In 1914, a German supply ship is en route to Africa with a cargo of work horses when one of the mares gives birth to a… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: June 2, 2000
DVD Release Date: November 14, 2000
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The narration in Running Free detracts from its beauty, and pushes the film to the point of absurdity.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie might have been more persuasive if the boy had told the story of the horse, instead of the horse telling the story of the boy.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Saddled with actor Lukas Haas, who delivers a lifeless first-person-or first-horse-narration.

Randy White
Common Sense Media

Cruel treatment of horses may upset some kids.

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Norman Wilner
Toronto Star

The human actors are colourless, the pacing lifeless, and the drama stillborn.

Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

Beautiful scenery and extraordinarily appealing shots of horses make Running Free worth a trip to the multiplex.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An empathy stretching drama about a horse trying to stay alive in adverse circumstances.

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Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle

Saddled with an annoying and extensive narration track, added for fear kids couldn't follow the story without constant guidance.

Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

Until we really know what animals are thinking, it's probably best to leave talking animal stories in the care of comedic filmmakers.

Jorge Avila Andrade
Moviola

Sumamente aburrida y con una partitura grandilocuente y melosa que no tiene nada que ver con la historia

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
Very cute!