All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses
  • PG-13
  • 1h 57m
  • 2000
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Always wanting to live the cowboy lifestyle, young John Grady (Damon) sets off for a Hacienda in Mexico. While there, John enters into a passionate romance with the spellbinding Alejandra (Cruz), much to the displeasure of her powerful father. Doomed from the start, their illicit affair will culminate in murder and betrayal and young John will have to confront the ultimate test of inner strength and resilience.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: This adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel comes off as rather flat and uninvolving. Scenes feel rushed and done in shorthand, and the romance between Damon and Cruz has no sparks.
Globe and Mail

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

June 16, 2017
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Robert Denerstein

June 16, 2017
Boston Globe
Steve Mirarchi

McCarthy's novel employs the coming of age narrative in service of his sanguineous spiritual visio...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Adequate but disappointing book adaptation.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that a main character is dragged away and shot while his friends wait and listen. There is some prison brawling. After Alejandra sleeps with Cole, she loses her family's love. Frequent coarse language is used in conversation, but no extreme expletives. Cole lies to Rocha about riding into Mexico with Blevins and pursues a secret affair with his daughter. Cole and Alejandra kiss and swim naked (viewers only see shoulders). Later, we see them in bed together. Cole must fight in order to stay alive in prison. Both he and Rawlins get beat up, and Cole ends up stabbing a man to death. There is some gunfighting.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 25, 2000
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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