Black Beauty (2020)

Black Beauty (2020)

Black Beauty (2020)

Oscar-winning screen legend Kate Winslet voices Black Beauty the horse, born free but captured and taken away from her family, in this Disney+ adaptation of Anna Sewell's novel. Co-stars Mackenzie Foy (Interstellar) as teenager Jo Green, recently orphaned, who develops a bond and understanding with the wild horse.

2020108 minsUSA, UK, South Africa, Germany
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Black Beauty (2020) / Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

It finds itself lagging, both in terms of storytelling and emotional depth.

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New York Post

New York Post

If your tear ducts need cleaning, this is one holiday film that'll get the job done.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

In a story that could have offered a parade of vivid character roles, only Foy and Glen really register: a kindly park ranger (Hakeem Kae-Kazim) deserved more screen time, while the various surly faces on the Manhattan carriage-toting scene are only thinly defined.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

While the muted performances might have benefitted from the occasional more emotionally rooted response and the South Africa locations don’t quite convincingly double for John Ford country, it’s the inertness that ultimately stops Black Beauty in its tracks.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Sewell’s book has always been a better fit for piecemeal storytelling — the book itself is divided up by Beauty’s owners — and while Avis’ script does keep the relationship between Beauty and Jo at its center, that lends an uneven treatment to many of Beauty’s later adventures.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

As Avis softly underlines, not everything has changed for man’s servants. And although we know the beats of this story, it’s a classic for a reason: Disney+’s Black Beauty gives a great yarn a good exercise.

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