The Black Stallion

User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

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  1. Nov 8, 2015
    10
    Great adventures, The horse is great and talented, and a fighter. He can win a race in any way possible. The silks are cool. This is one of the best horse movies ever, and uses Micky Ronny very well.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Newsweek
    Reviewed by: David Ansen
    Jul 8, 2015
    90
    Shot in stunning color by a gifted cinematographer named Caleb Deschanel, beautifully scored by Carmine Coppola in moods ranging from Arabian Nights impressionism to Wagnerian exaltation, the first hour of The Black Stallion is a state-of-the-art demonstration of film as a purely visual medium, a formal exercise that is nonetheless suffused with feeling. [29 Oct 1979, p.105]
  2. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Gary Arnold
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    The Black Stallion is one of the few movies that justifies the word "sublime." It casts an immediate pictorial spell of wonder and discovery and sustains it until a fadeout that leaves you in a euphoric mood, lingering over images whose beauty and emotional intensity you want to prolong and savor. [9 Dec 1979, p.G1]
  3. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jul 8, 2015
    100
    The first hour of this movie belongs among the great filmgoing experiences. It is described as an epic, and earns the description.