All the Pretty Horses
The movie All the Pretty Horses was based on the book All the Pretty Horses.
Movie details for All the Pretty Horses
Actors on this movie include Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penélope Cruz, J.D. Young, Laura Poe, Sam Shepard, Robert Patrick, Lucas Black (II), Yvette Diaz, Imelda Colindres, Augustin Solis, Rubén Blades, Elizabeth Ibarra, Miriam Colon, Lonnie Rodriguez, Raul Malo, Fredrick Lopez, Ferron Lucero Jr., Manuel Sanchez (II) and Denes Lujan.
Much of Cole's ordeal is sparked by his forbidden love for Alejandra (Penelope Cruz), the beautiful daughter of his Mexican employer, whose family honor is threatened by their mutual attraction. A gunslinging teenager (Lucas Black) casts a black cloud over them all, and All the Pretty Horses becomes a test of Cole's ability to navigate a labyrinth of distorted truth, imprisonment, and hard-fought redemption. All of which begs for emotional depth and carefully developed characters, but this truncated film lacks both. Scenes jump from one to the next with obvious gaps between them, lending no opportunity for emotional investment. It's clear that director Billy Bob Thornton is attempting to redefine the Western, and the effort is laudable on many points, notably in its perfect match of visuals and a flavorful musical score. There's much to admire in this film, making its shortcomings all the more lamentable. --Jeff Shannon