All the Pretty Horses
Reviewed by: David Mathis
Western Romance Drama
1 hr. 56 min.
Year of Release:
December 25, 2000
“All the Pretty Horses” is an excellent movie with a western setting which takes a worldview at justice and love.
At the ending of World War II, rough riders Matt Damon and Henry Thomas ride from Texas to Mexico to work with horses. Mexican love interest Penélope Cruz, the daughter of a ranch owner, catches the Damon’s cowboy eyes and an affair quickly escalates. The torrid affair leads a disapproving family to stop it.
The film will serve as a springboard to look at the competing worldviews of the Christian vs. the world. Christians will have much to discuss after the film is over. Of special interest will be the moral decisions which are chosen and the discussions of God and Heaven and Hell.
Objectionable to some Christians will be the premarital affair between Cruz and Damon. However, the story line requires it and the film shows very little nudity. Included are two violent murders, some violence and intense scenes.
This movie is recommended for those 16 and older. Older teens should see this movie with other Christians or parents.