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The Horse Whisperer: Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture

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The Horse Whisperer

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
164 minutes
performer:
Robert Redford, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Kate Bosworth, Chris Cooper, Scarlett Johansson, Cherry Jones, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest
director:
Robert Redford
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
Richard LaGravenese, Eric Roth
genre:
Drama, Romance

We gave it an A-

Great soundtracks can fashion a mood while defining a genre, and The Horse Whisperer: Songs From and Inspired by the Motion Picture, a wistful alt-country & western set, does just that, while mostly avoiding the best-seller’s bald sentimentality. The news is soulful comebacks from Lucinda Williams and the reunited Flatlanders, the seminal Texas outfit featuring Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock. But songs by Iris DeMent, Gillian Welch, and even George Strait will haunt you just as long. A-