Parents' Guide to

The Young Black Stallion

By Beth Pratt, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Visually stunning 50 minute IMAX thumbs-up.

Movie G 2003 51 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

This is a beautiful movie with strong characters! The ybs is a breathtaking horse. Horse lovers will rejoice over this movie.

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Kids who haven't seen The Black Stallion or The Black Stallion Returns are the best audience for this visually stunning version, as it borrows heavily from these movies. (The main difference being that this time the main character is a girl.) They are also less likely to be bothered by the wooden acting and clichéd villains.

But both kids and parents will be blown away by the gorgeous landscapes and the sensation that they are the ones riding bareback on a wild stallion. One eight-year-old viewer exclaimed that he "had to wipe his eyes when he watched the racing scene because he felt like there was dust and sand in his eyes." He and his class of squirmy second graders were captivated by the movie--they burst into spontaneous applause at the end. Of course, even they had some criticisms: they wanted to know how Neera and the stallion survived for several days without eating and why the black stallion and his mother ended up with Neera's family at the end instead of being returned to their life of freedom.

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