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All The Pretty Horses

Genre: Drama

Reviewed In Issue 50 (July 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black, Pen

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes cast and crew filmographies, a production notes booklet, the theatrical trailer, and bonus trailers for

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 04605
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Rated PG13 for violence and some sexuality.
(Retail Price): $24.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2000
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 05/08/01
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Billy Bob Thornton
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, All The Pretty Horses stars Matt Damon as John Cole, a native son of Texas, who, along with his friend Lacey Rawlins (Thomas), heads south of the border into Mexico in search of adventure after the death of his father and the loss of the family ranch. John and Henry find work as wranglers on a vast ranchero, but John takes his immersion into Mexican culture one step further: he falls for and begins a torrid love affair with the wealthy landowner

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD exhibits a beautiful picture, with rich, fully saturated colors that create a natural-looking picture. Flesthones appear accurately rendered, and blacks are generally deep. Images are sharp, with fine details noticed from the holes in a woven cowboy hat to facial features and lush backgrounds. Contrast and shadow delineation are nicely rendered, with even the darkest scenes in candlelit interiors revealing of visual information. Edge enhancement is minor, but noticed throughout. The cinematography and sprawling locations are stunning. Whether a seasoned equestrian or inexperienced rider, after viewing this movie, almost anyone would want to saddle up. (Suzanne Hodges)

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