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  • Summary: The film reveals the story of how herds of wild horses came to Namibia's vast desert -- and what it says about humans in their relationship to animals.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. It is aimed primarily at children, and its affectionate treatment of animals is certain to please most of them.
  2. Reviewed by: Monica Eng
    50
    It's probably best to leave talking animal stories in the care of comedic filmmakers.
  3. 50
    There's no spirit of adventure to separate this one from the pack.
  4. 38
    Suffers from terminal hoof-in-mouth disease.
  5. 30
    The majesty of the landscape and the sweetness of a plot strand about the horse learning survival skills from a 12-year-old girl might have been more intriguing without the cloying voice-over.
  6. Awful narration almost ruins the ghostly, gorgeous Running Free.
  7. This may be the first talking-animal movie in which the critter hero seems to have been body-snatched by a commentator from C-SPAN.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Orville
    Sep 4, 2005
    0
    Narration is simply wretched.
  2. Erin
    Sep 4, 2005
    0
    Lukas Haas' narration is perhaps the most atrocious experience a moviegoer could ever hope to endure. A "must skip", unless you're into silent colour films. Anthropomorphic elements are irritating, and border on profoundly disturbing. Show to your children if you wish to stunt their development. Expand

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