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  • Summary: The animated adventures of a wild and rambunctious mustang stallion as he journeys through the untamed American frontier. (DreamWorks)
  • Director: Kelly Asbury
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Romance, Western, Animation, Family
  • Rating: G
  • Runtime: 83 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. It's an extraordinary feat of animation, possibly the most lovingly conceived, uncompromisingly executed and totally successful animated film since "The Lion King."
  2. An animated fairy tale made with simple, elegant conviction.
  3. 75
    A welcome family film that extols noble values and offers first-class animation.
  4. Spirit lacks that essential emotional resonance, and suffers because of it.
  5. The result is a mishmash that is sometimes moving, sometimes absurd and most of the time just oddly off balance.
  6. Spirit's narration comes to us courtesy of Matt Damon, who, having played a horse's ass in some of his earlier movies, perhaps thought it wise to inhabit the entire nag this time around.
  7. It's an exceptionally dreary and overwrought bit of work, every bit as imperious as Katzenberg's "The Prince of Egypt" from 1998.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 30
  3. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Apr 29, 2013
    Spirit: Stallion of The Cimarron is one of the best movies you will ever watch, I guarantee that. I rarely seen that watched it and didn't say it was one of his/her childhood favs. Spirit is just phenomenal, no-one can deny that. I'm over 20 and I think it is a good movies to this day. Go watch it if you haven't already. Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    wonderful! the music is awsome,the animation is top notch,and the story is inspiring! i loved it so much i created petition for a sequel! go here to sign or google spirit petition 2 and click on the first link you see. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2010
    well, it wasn't as good as The Road to El Dorado and The Prince of Egypt, but despite that, its awesome! God Praise Dreamworks Animation
  4. Feb 12, 2013
    I was young when I last saw this movie. This was one of my favorite movies when I was little and I enjoyed the animation and the music in the movie. Sure the story can be a bit weird but that doesn't stop this from being a great film. Expand
  5. Nov 15, 2013
    Don't judge the time length of "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" because it's short. But even so, it's very emotional, touching and exciting. The movie has some great action scenes and honestly makes you think you're watching a sci-fi. Overall, it's a really effective film that is told with narration and music. Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2014
    Spirit has spirit, and the movie glides along well. Beautiful landscapes and excellent animation combine with talented actors to form a mostly-cohesive picture. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2011
    En voyant Spirit, on se dit que l'ensemble aurait pu être sublime, s'il n'avait pas été quelque peu bâclé sur certains points. A commencer par un scénario certes sympathique et moralisateur, mais les scènes s'enchaînent trop vite, empêchant de s'attacher à la majorité des personnages et à l'histoire elle-même. De plus, ce film abuse excessivement des décors et effets numériques. C'est bien dommage car cela gâche des animations en dessin superbes que les nouveaux films Disney ne pourraient renier. Il n'y a qu'à voir les expressions de chaque animal, arrivant à parler avec le visage et non la voix (et oui, point d'animaux qui parlent!). Mais le meilleur que l'on peut retenir de ce Spirit, c'est bien l'ambiance musicale, tout simplement exceptionnelle : l'association des thèmes de Hans Zimmer et des chansons de Bryan Adams fait des ravages et ce durant l'intégralité du film. En somme, Spirit reste un dessin animé de bonne facture, mais qui méritait bien plus. Expand

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