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Anonymous picture

Acting was superb and authentic as well as the cinematography and music. Overall fantastic movie.

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two thumbs up

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Top notch acting and quite the journey for this young man.

Mario avatar

I love this film. It is about a teenager's world crumbling down. As he is losing the few people he has in life, he finds solace in his affection for a race horse. The narrative grows increasingly darker, though. The film does end on a hopeful note.

Neil avatar

The film is good. The novel is likely better (haven't read it). The story is not, finally, about a boy and horses, but rather how the boy's search for his lost mother finally pays off in a somewhat unexpected way. The film has its flaws, but it's moving and worth the time to watch.

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This is a dark and moving film, but I want to add a warning to animal lovers. This is not about a "very special racehorse." The focus is the teen boy and some of the scenes with the horse are disturbing.

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I am an animal lover and almost fear watching this movie. Charlie and Pete went through their separate hells, and neither got close to what he deserved, other than seconds of respite. Wish I had passed on this but now I can't get it out of my mind.

Anonymous picture

I lived near this track as a child. Its Portland Meadows. There were lots of lost kids around there. The book is darker. The movie Dell is a nice guy compared to the book, but the movie captures Charlie perfectly. Book and movie are a recommend.

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Anonymous picture

Excellent movie! I loved the acting, the story, and the cinematography. A lot of sadness along the way, but the ending made it worthwhile.

Anonymous picture

started well. got lost half way through

Anonymous picture

I recommend this movie.

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Frank Sherman

Lean on Pete. OK. So I have a handful of problems with this but why even say them after being MOVED so much. The cinematography was so poetic that I can't even believe Sherry didn't notice. FR*CKING PERFECT.