“ Enjoyable afternoon movie .
“For the most part the movie feels like a Made-for-TV movie used as propaganda to show how successful the this horse program is.
“ The Mustang was an enjoyable film, I gave it an 8.
“The cinematography in the film is stunning.
“ The cliche name should give it all away.
“ Matthias Schoenaert's intense performance is the core of this strong character study about how a convict struggles to rehabilitate himself through learning how to tame a wild mustang on the prison grounds.
“ Heavy-handed and boring.
“ Many elements of the story are predictable, but in total it is an enjoyable movie.
“ Predictable tale of inmate-horse bonding would have been better as a full-length documentary .
“ The story itself, on the other hand, is rather predictable.
“ Clermont-Tonnerre attempts to flesh Coleman out with a rather predictable back story about how he ended up doing time (guilty of a domestic violence assault against his wife) along with a series of scenes in the visitor's room where his estranged daughter pays him a visit hoping he'll sign papers deeding her the family house.
“ Many of the story beats about Prison life are predictable including a sympathetic therapist (Connie Britton) and, of course, the child left to bring herself up (Gideon Adlon).
“ The meat of the story-where Coleman must train Marquis-eventually grows tedious as the expected bonding between man and animal takes place right on schedule.
“ While the story leads the viewer down a somewhat predictable road, Roman's conflicted and reserved journey, along with his various contentious interaction with his horse (Marcus), is hard to look away from.
“ Overall "The Mustang" is entertaining if you know little or nothing about how horses really behave.
“ Real yawner, believe it or not.