The Mustang (2019) - Drama

Hohum Score

22

Watchable

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: 6.9
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 12 out of 66 found boring (18.18%)

One-line Reviews (34)

Reasonably acted but incredibly boring .

The cliche name should give it all away.

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.

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

Other than that I enjoyed it.

Enjoyable story - worth a watch.

And the irony, and the film's most fascinating and beautifully handled trope, is that Coleman's humanity could only be found, drawn out, and nurtured by an animal.

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

Nevertheless, and enjoyable film and a solid 7/10 from me.

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

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

Real yawner, believe it or not.

Heavy-handed and boring.

And while through the course of the film, the audience can find themselves rooting for this beautiful lineback dun Mustang that Roman eventually named "Marquis", the haphazard way this comes about feels contrived.

The cinematography in the film is stunning.

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.

All the horse training scene really bored to be honest!

Such a fascinating programme that trains the horses and then sells them to carry on the work.

Total waste of time.

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).

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

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.

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.

And while the scapes are breathtaking and the emotions visceral and real as best exhibited by Matthias Schoenaerts, there is something innately hollow and incomplete about the finished product.

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

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

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.

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.

Most intense is, when Roman hit the horse he train by some boxing style punch!

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

I highly recommend it to all.

Enjoyable afternoon movie .