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ALL THE PRETTY HORSES

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All the Pretty Horses

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
117 minutes
Wide Release Date:
12/25/00
performer:
Penelope Cruz, Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Ruben Blades, Bruce Dern, Sam Shepard
director:
Billy Bob Thornton
Producers:
Columbia Pictures, Miramax
distributor:
Miramax, Sony Pictures Entertainment
author:
Ted Tally
genre:
Drama, Western

We gave it a D+

Matt Damon and Henry Thomas star as a couple of stripling cowboys who ride away from home-front problems in 1949 Texas only to step into new ones down in Mexico; Lucas Black is a bad-news kid who gloms on to them, Penelope Cruz the all-too-tempting daughter of a rich Mexican landowner. Cormac McCarthy’s sauntering best-seller is undone, stalled by ungainly pastiche direction prone to a lot of random, arty imagery signifying Dios knows what. D+