Parents' Guide to

Running Free

By Randy White, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cruel treatment of horses may upset some kids.

Movie G 2000 82 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Delete the movie!!!

May upset some kids? Bro it upsets everyone!!!!!! Fucking cruel movie about horses Please get me all the toilet paper in the world because I'm going to cry!!! Age restricted ALL????? ARE U MAD???!!!!!!! SHIT SHIT MOVIE 😭😭😭😭
age 6+

I love it

It is a good movie for family and friends to like it was good educational loving happiness and blessings it says it was right I was wrong that’s what I love about the movie

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Beautifully shot by Russian director Sergei Bodrov, the Namibian landscape of South Western Africa unfolds in all its splendor. A-five-year-old boy sat rapt throughout, staring in wide-eyed wonder at the African scenery and totally caught up in Lucky's many traumas. He gripped his seat and rocked back and forth as the horse faced certain death on numerous occasions.

The young viewer could not read and needed to have the subtitles whispered to him. For example, "twelve years later" is essential information if audience members are to figure out that young Richard has grown up and returned to the desert to find his horse. The same little fellow laughed out loud at the little bare bums of the African bush children. Older children and adults will be put off by the redundant narration, which steps all over the hard work of the director. The endless and often inane commentary, voiced without passion by Lukas Haas, detracts from splendid visuals that tell a lucid story on their own.

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