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The Mustang (2019)

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Critic Consensus: The Mustang finds fresh perspectives in a familiar redemption tale brought brilliantly to life by powerful performances from Bruce Dern and Matthias Schoenaerts.

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Roman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program, where he finds his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

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All Critics (127) | Top Critics (32)

[Their] connection is so wondrous and quietly powerful... This is lovely.

September 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Terse and elegiac at best, The Mustang is a dude Western from the Horse Whisperer school.

September 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Animals have been coaxing the soft side out of tough guys since Clint Eastwood co-starred with an orangutan, yet there's still something poignant about this meathead engaging with a warmer world.

August 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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While more modest in scale, this might be the most humane addition to the genre since The Shawshank Redemption.

August 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Manages to be inspirational without going Disney.

August 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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The Mustang could have held more surprises, but as a landscape study - "Prison, with horses" - it's ruggedly stunning.

August 29, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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Except for leaving a few plot lines unresolved The Mustang delivers a very decent and enjoyable time in the dark. (4-27-19)

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