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Summer of the Colt

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Gentle Argentinian tale of family, horses, and growing up.

Movie NR 1991 95 minutes
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The leisurely pace and relatively mild consequences of this simple, old-fashioned story result in a far different rhythm from most live-action American movies made for kids. No suspense or jeopardy; no outrageous, farcical humor; no technology; no heroes or villains -- just real kids in a loving family confronting issues and relationships that complicate life.

At worst, the English dubbing is awkward and intrusive. At best, wonderful shots of horses (specifically the bond between the colt and Martin), gentle moments played out between kids and grownups, and some fine performances combine to make this an enjoyable film.

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