The Mustang (2019) - Drama

Hohum Score

83

Boring

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: 7.4
Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Jason Mitchell
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 26 found boring (26.92%)

One-line Reviews (16)

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.