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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
  • G
  • 1h 23m
  • 2003
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Spirit, a young mustang (Matt Damon), sets out on across the majestic wilderness to regain his freedom and save his homeland. Along the way, he forms a friendship with a young Lakota brave, outwits a squadron of soldiers, and ultimately, finds love. With original music written and sung by Bryan Adams, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron will touch your heart and bring you to the edge of your seat.
© 2002 DreamWorks Animation LLC. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: A visually stunning film that may be too predictable and politically correct for adults, but should serve children well.
Todd McCarthy

There's nothing thrilling or new about the work here, but accomplished it is.

June 21, 2017
Denver Post
Michael Booth

Spirit is smarter than your average cartoon because it doesn't try to joke around with a host of a...

June 21, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

There's not much of a story, the whole thing's a bit superficial, and there's little to laugh at,...

June 21, 2017
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eleanor Ringel Cater

An exciting and exquisitely rendered film in which the horse goes through as many adventures and p...

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Loren King

A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation.

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Intense animated mustang tale has lots of peril, violence.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron is a 2002 movie about a wild mustang stallion that cannot be tamed in the "Wild West." The scenes of Spirit being taken away from his family, and subsequent scenes of Spirit's cruel treatment while men try to "break" him, may be too intense at times for younger or more sensitive viewers. The soldiers use guns and treat Spirit harshly, applying whips and spurs. The blacksmith makes an unsuccessful attempt to brand him. While trying to break Spirit, after all else fails, Spirit is left tied to a post for three days in the hot sun with no food and water. Frequent peril includes a near-drowning scene in which horses are trapped in raging rapids. Characters are in peril and it appears that one has been killed. There's a fire and a chase scene. The Native American boy is portrayed as brave, compassionate, and honorable.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Adventure, Kids
  • Release Date:July 2, 2003
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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