Prancer (1989) - Drama, Family, Fantasy

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A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: G
Reviews: 4 out of 40 found boring (10%)

One-line Reviews (10)

Unfortunately, a predictable story line, unresolved conflicts, and underdeveloped subplots do nothing to justify the time it takes to get things rolling.

Children occupy a world where naive clarity mingles with a confusing knowledge of how much of adult life remains unknown.

A small town like ours (LaPorte, IN) doesn't get national attention (except for the movie "Daylight" where Sly asks Amy Brenneman's character where she's from), so it was exciting to have all the celebrities in town.

It's a thoughtful, sincere and endearing film and for a children's film is quite slow moving, more of a family fantasy.

It's better for drawn-out drama fans.

Now, I'm an adult and this is a movie for children, so I watched it with my little brother to see if he enjoyed it since he's a kid.

The fact that she could believe such a thing so strongly, and selflessly act on her belief to help the lost reindeer, is compelling enough on its own.

The story was easily predictable and boring.

Rated down only because it is a "slow mover" and "mean" old Dad always grabs his rifle and threatens to shoot the poor thing.

The film starts off a little slow, and then picks up with some nice photography and an interesting angle about an injured reindeer being rescued.