The Mustang (2019) - Drama

Hohum Score

38

Bearable

The story of Roman Coleman, a violent convict, who is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program involving the training of wild mustangs.

IMDB: 7
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 9 out of 47 found boring (19.14%)

One-line Reviews (24)

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).

Complying with recent precedents, such as Chloé Zhao's THE RIDER (2017) and Jacques Audiard's THE SISTER BROTHERS (2018), which indicate that an outsider's status can substantively put a refreshing perspective on the tired legacy of America's vast western, THE MUSTANG is a fascinating study of the analogy between a shut-in inmate and an unbroken horse.

Many elements of the story are predictable, but in total it is an enjoyable movie.

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.

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.

Other than that I enjoyed it.

But this is what's fascinating about Laure's film.

The cinematography in the film is stunning.

Heavy-handed and boring.

The Mustang was an enjoyable film, I gave it an 8.

Enjoyable afternoon movie .

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.

Real yawner, believe it or not.

the actors efforts to make a good film are over average, and the build up of the dynamics are fascinating.

Overall "The Mustang" is entertaining if you know little or nothing about how horses really behave.

The whole cast did a great job particularly Schoenaerts, who delivers an engaging performance.

Predictable tale of inmate-horse bonding would have been better as a full-length documentary .

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 story itself, on the other hand, is rather predictable.

The cliche name should give it all away.

Boring and bad story and cast!.

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.

In this case, an imprisoned, hardened criminal showing little remorse or trust and without the self know how to fix what he has done and a wild horse, part of rehabilitation program with in the prison, that not only has it's own distrust but also is, early on, distrusting and in a natural state of confusion.

a fascinating study of the analogy between a shut-in inmate and an unbroken horse .