The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

DVD - 1998 | Widescreen version
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A devastating riding accident causes serious physical and emotional scars on a young girl and her beloved horse. The girl's mother brings her daughter and her horse to Montana to seek the help of a rancher, called the "horse whisperer." The rancher not only has an extraordinary gift with animals but also, an ability to touch the lives of people around him.
Publisher: [Burbank, CA] : Touchstone Home Video, [1998]
Edition: Widescreen version
Branch Call Number: DVD HOR DRAMA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 169 min.) : sd., col., ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9781558905221
1558905227

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This star-studded cast and the scenery caught the imagination and admiration of many who have viewed this gem of a movie. By now, we have many spin-offs of "animal whisperers" but this was the first (and best). A severely-traumatized daughter responds to therapy of a truly novel strateg... Read More »


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LPL_ShirleyB Apr 17, 2020

Beautiful, dream-like & captivating!

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Futuregohangurl
Jan 22, 2019

a very good movie. sad but very well done. an oldie but a goodie

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MB85CAL
May 27, 2018

I had not seen this film in a long time. It was great to see it again both for the story, the excellent casting, and how this beautiful film was photographed (stunning locations). Highly recommend. A film and story that stay with you. Kudos to Robert Redford for bringing it to the silver screen.

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marieloudavril
Apr 03, 2018

I am a fan of Robert Redford movie. and this is another beautiful movie with great acting, with emotions, sensitivity and special care for animal . Highly recommended.

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vanmom
Feb 05, 2018

This movie is not for kids--it is certainly not for a horse-crazy tween, like the focal character. In the very first chapter of the movie, she is in a very horrific and graphic accident that leaves her with a leg amputation, her horse with grisly injuries--and her best friend dead. My horse-crazy tween was full-out bawling. We hung on, hoping for redemption, but never got it. The girl does eventually get back on her horse, but in the meantime her mom considers leaving her dad for the horse trainer! My horse-crazy tween found this plot twist icky, and unbelievable. Plus the movie is just very, very looooong. I regret watching it.

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clevylee
Jan 01, 2018

A+ in artistry, especially in camera use. Beautiful story in human and animal (horse) emotion, displaying hard choices after a tragedy. The acting horse should receive an oscar.

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claudeandash
Jul 23, 2017

Nothing like the book. Read the book it is sooo much better. Movie is a disappointment!

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MT60
May 11, 2015

Checked this DVD out on wife's request. I was skeptical, and apprehensive about the length. However was bowled over by the depth of emotion portrayed in understated fashion. I did not know Scarlett Johansson was a child actress - what a performance!

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hammer59
Dec 27, 2014

Waaaayyyyy toooooo looong.

This wannabee-movie was a career killer for Redford. I would rather take a bath in someone's-else vomit than watch this kind of garbage.

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