Black Beauty (1994) - Adventure, Drama, Family

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The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Caroline Thompson
Stars: Sean Bean, David Thewlis
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 5 out of 59 found boring (8.47%)

One-line Reviews (36)

I can guarantee that you will, maybe not love it, but certainly find it enjoyable, even if you are not into horses.

The kids were behaving, which surprised me to no end, but a couple fell asleep.

The ups and downs of the various cruel and humane owners are intriguing.

It's kind of slight, and a little slow.

Worth watching!

Its a wonderful touching story, thank you Anne Sewell for writing the stunning book, and Caroline Thompson for Making it into the film we all know and love.

The cinematography and animal choreography were stunning.

Visually arresting, but boring and underdeveloped .

A Wonderful, Stunning film .

Throughout, the photography is stunning, with charming shots of the English countryside, and amazing sequences of the horses playing and frolicking together.

Entertaining and fun horse movie shot in marvelous outdoors with very well trained animals .

It has a stunning soundtrack, OK acting, a nice story, gorgeous cinematography, and a few likable characters.

You may think that it will be boring at first glance.

Some scenes are just breathtaking, especially for anyone who likes horses.

Alan Cumming, the voice of Black Beauty was very monotone in his delivery and along with the pacing of the picture I found myself drifting away every so often, unable to concentrate on the story.

For the people that pass it by because it seems boring, or another childrens book adaptation, try it, it really is a wonderful picture.

It's not as absorbing as I would like, but it's still enjoyable.

However the movie isn't perfect, it is slow in some places, the editing and story line is very choppy, and i don't get really invested until beauty is living in hardship.

The score by Danny Elfman is simply outstanding; the strings are breathtaking.

A Very Enjoyable Film .

The horses are filmed artistically, and the setting is stunning.

The story dragged on and on and on.

Even my husband watched this film with me and the children and said that it was good and that he enjoyed it, so it can't be bad!!

" This is boring!

The scenes featuring the horses were breathtaking...

The film is so beautiful and has a lot of poignant moments and an unexpected soft centre.


For the average viewer, Black Beauty is a film worth watching.

I first watched this movie, when i was a little kid, maybe fourth grade or earlier, before i saw this film i thought horses were boring and girly, after watching this movie, i begged my parents to buy a horse!

Exciting life of a horse named Black Beauty is here expanded to include the adventures of the humans who surround the horse .

Overlooking some weaknesses, it's an enjoyable movie.

There is in the telling of this story a narrator whose ability to place intelligence in the very heart of these magnificent beasts is heart warming and engaging,truly this story skirts the issue of inspiration,it is that beautifully told.

Boring .

Very engaging story!

It is beautifully and authentically shot, and has neither contrived animal cuteness nor a plot with contrived drama and sentimentality.

This film is brilliantly made and enjoyable for anyone of any age.