Running Free (1999) | Full Movie

Running Free (1999)
  • G
  • 1h 24m
  • 2000
Rotten27%
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RUNNING FREE is the adventurous, inspiring story of a remarkable friendship between a boy and an abandoned young colt named Lucky. In an African mining town, an orphaned servant boy raises a young horse who is destined for a life of hard labor. Together they find the strength to stand up to the cruel plantation owner and his mean-spirited thoroughbred Caesar; fleeing the destruction of the escalating war, they chase after the freedom they deserve. Narrated by Lukas Haas (Witness, Mars Attacks!) and starring Jan Decleir (Character, Antonia's Line), Arie Verveen (The Thin Red Line), as well as Chase Moore and Maria Geelbooi in their big-screen debuts, RUNNING FREE is a visually stunning, unforgettable tale about the triumph of the human - and equestrian - spirit.
© 2000 Global Entertainment Productions GmbH & Co. Medien KG and SPE German Finance Co. Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten27%
Critics Consensus: The narration in Running Free detracts from its beauty, and pushes the film to the point of absurdity.
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Globe and Mail
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June 17, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
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June 22, 2017
Dallas Morning News
Nancy Churnin
Fresh

The best and most thoughtful family movie so far this year.

June 16, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Louis B. Parks
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Saddled with an annoying and extensive narration track, added for fear kids couldn't follow the st...

June 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Monica Eng
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Until we really know what animals are thinking, it's probably best to leave talking animal stories...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Cruel treatment of horses may upset some kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that sensitive children may be upset by the cruel treatment of horses. Many 5- and 6-year-old kids will love the horse's tale, but parents may have to read the occasional subtitles. Parents should be aware that the little horse nearly drowns, gets separated from his mother, and then almost dies of loneliness and neglect on the cross-continental journey. Also, thirst, snakes, and Caesar, an evil black stallion, almost do Lucky in when he is left to fend for himself in the desert. When the town is bombed, the horses are threatened by fire.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Kids, Family
  • Release Date:June 2, 2000
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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