Movie Review: The Mustang
This film is directed by Laure De Clermont-Tonnerre and it stars Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Bruce Dern, Jason Mitchell, and Connie Britton.
This film is about a convict who is offered the opportunity to enter a rehabilitation program where wild horses are trained.
I just saw my favorite film of the year! This is a moving, heartbreaking and exquisite movie with phenomenal acting and a memorable story. I don’t even know where to start. The story is original and to my surprise it’s based on true events. I wasn’t aware that some facilities offered these type of rehabilitation programs including here in California. Matthias Schoenaerts is definitely the highlight of this movie and the horse did an excellent job himself. His portrayal of a convict who is struggling and trying to deal with anger management issues is tastefully done. The horse also portrays a wild and difficult to train character which in a sense is the same exact version of the convict. They both save each other in a poetic way. The character development is very well done that even after you learn the crime the convict (Roman) committed I still somehow was rooting for him and hoping he would be successful in training the horse. Their relationship is the heartbeat of this movie. It’s beautifully shot and some scenes are visually appealing. There are some wide open shots that allow for admiration of the fields and nature. I highly recommend seeing this movie.
I give this film a 10 out of 10