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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-

The Horse Whisperer
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  • Movie
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mpaa
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  • 164 minutes
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