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Parents' Guide to

The Silver Stallion

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Some suspense and animal injury in emotional horse story.

Movie G 2004 93 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Charming Australian classic doesn't quite live up to the book

If you've read the novel, 'The Silver Brumby' (Elaine Mitchell), or love horses, you will quite enjoy this film. If you love amazing scenery you will also appreciate the beautiful and rugged Australian High Country setting. On the negative side, the plot develops a bit slowly and the soundtrack might be a little 'eerie' for younger viewers. The book is well worth reading!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While its slow pace might be difficult for younger viewers, this is a memorable movie for older kids who love horses and parents who wish to impart positive lessons of respect for nature. As the story within a story emerges and starts to meld into a single tale, the viewer witnesses the breathtaking scenery of the Australian high country, and Elyne Mitchell's 1957 novel on which the movie is based is brought to vivid life.

Perhaps the best thing about the movie is how animals aren't forced to be anything more than noble creatures engaged in survival in the wild. Animals aren't sugarcoated into displaying human-like emotion, they don't talk in funny voices or perform extraordinary stunts. In this movie, animals can be loved and appreciated on their own terms; that in itself makes The Silver Stallion a worthwhile experience.

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