Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1

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Kevin Costner directs and stars in this two-part Western epic telling a story spanning 15 years across pre- and post-Civil War expansion... More

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Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1 | Ratings & Reviews

"More a tribute to great westerns than a great one itself."

Time MagazineTime Magazine

"A rigorous and handsome drama, finely hewn by Costner and his cast."

Total FilmTotal Film

"It's fine for an epic to sprawl, but you want a sense of purpose at the same time."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"By turns convoluted, ambitious, intriguing, and meandering. But it’s never quite moving."


"Costner’s mammoth vision of frontier America can be breathtaking."


"Earnest yet hopeful, with crisply drawn characters – but perhaps its full grandeur won’t be fully realised until part two."

The TelegraphThe Telegraph

"In dire need of narrative streamlining."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

"Like a three-hour pilot episode for a TV show, with half-formed characters and no discernible structure."


"How The West Was [Yawn]."

Rolling StoneRolling Stone

"A throwback to the Cinerama blockbusters of the 1960s, with a modern twist."

The TimesThe Times

"It feels like a journey to nowhere."


"Rushes through its many stories and straight past American history."

The New YorkerThe New Yorker

"The most expensive trailer for a sequel ever made."

Slash FilmSlash Film

"So far... more about a certain set of movie memories than a movie of its own."

Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune

"All setup, not enough action."

The Washington PostThe Washington Post

"A banal new frontier."


"We owe it to (Costner) to ride beside him a little more. Let’s see if he can stick the landing."

Associated PressAssociated Press

"After the first, three-hour installment of four planned features, we’re still waiting for the epic to arrive."

San Francisco ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle

"A scattered start to this series."


"A frontier flop."

Wall Street JournalWall Street Journal

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