The Turin Horse

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 9, 2012
    60
    This quiet drama is not for everyone. It may not even be for fans of Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr, whose spare, naturalistic films can be, well, trying. (The director has said that "Horse" will be his final film.)
  2. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Feb 7, 2012
    40
    Even on its own limited, rigorous aesthetic grounds, there are far superior movies (including all of Tarr's own work). It's a sad way for the 56-year-old to go out, almost a caricature of his funereal mood and of art cinema in general.
  3. Reviewed by: Ray Bennett
    Feb 3, 2012
    40
    By this time, cinematographer Fred Kelemen's mostly stationary camera has revealed about all there is to see in a fine array of textures in such things as the wooden table, the rough floors, the walls of stone, the ropes on the horse and the skin on the boiled potatoes. That does not, however, make up for the almost complete lack of information about the two characters, and so it is easy to become indifferent to their fate, whatever it is.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Sep 2, 2012
    8
    I don't agree with Cabrita, but maybe just 'cause i've been watching a lot of Tarr's movies, this is the last (or so he said) and so the end,I don't agree with Cabrita, but maybe just 'cause i've been watching a lot of Tarr's movies, this is the last (or so he said) and so the end, and what an end (of the world).
    I personally prefer other movies of his, Satantango and Werkmeister Harmonies are some of those, but this is still a good one
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  2. Aug 28, 2015
    10
    I love the way how this film works: with slow takes that let us time to think in each scene carefuly.
    The cinematography is absolutely
    I love the way how this film works: with slow takes that let us time to think in each scene carefuly.
    The cinematography is absolutely outstanding.
    This is a film that opposes to the popcorn movies that surround cinemas in each corner of the planet, is a film that takes pacience, pacience that is rewarded with no doubt.
    It's a contemplation movie. A melancholic movie.
    He's a slowly crescendo about the end of everything: in other words a masterpiece made by Béla Tarr.
    A modern classic.
    It's art.
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  3. Mar 3, 2013
    7
    I had a problem with its symbolic aesthetics, since it rarely provides opportunities for self-reflective projection. However, it can't beI had a problem with its symbolic aesthetics, since it rarely provides opportunities for self-reflective projection. However, it can't be denied that this is beautiful trademark work of the master who made Satantango. Full Review »