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About the Movie
Alec Ramsey (Kelly Reno) and his father are on a ship that also contains a beautiful black stallion which is owned by a frightening Arab, Larbi. There is a fire onboard ship, and the boy and horse are soon in the water. Both wind up on a deserted island, where Alec and the stallion gradually establish contact and rapport. During the rescue the horse escapes. Back in the USA, Alec finds the horse at a farm owned by Mickey Rooney. Mickey trains the horse; Alec becomes a jockey. And there is a big race to be won.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 28
- Fresh: 25
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Carroll Ballard's feature debut is rich in adventure, suspense and mythical elements and marks the prize-winning short-subjects director as a major talent.
Fresh: The Black Stallion is a magical fable that basks in shimmering imagery, innocent wonder and the romantic longings that we thought Hollywood had left behind in the '50s.
Fresh: The film represents a studied, sophisticated approach to instinctual emotions: it's carefully, calculatingly naive, and amazingly it works.
Fresh: Deepens into a far more powerful entertainment through matchless cinematography and talented supporting players.
Simply beautiful and exhilarating
This warm story is simply beautifully told. I loved it through the eyes of a school-aged boy then, and I my wife and I thoroughly loved it as adults. Every scene touches you. It can only be better it becomes available for purchase in HD.
When this movie came out my mom took me to see it in the theater. It was such a great movie. To now see it through older eyes i still wish i was that little kid. There are a lot of cute movies about animals and the bonds with children, there is no better then the black stallion! Movies of yesteryear have a warmth to them. Today's movies seem to always have someone talking. You can seriously get lost in this movie.
Just to make sure, this is the original 1979 release, and not a 1997 movie. The year is listed incorrectly.
- Genre: Kids & Family
- Released: 1979
- © 1979 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved