Out Stealing Horses

critic Reviews

78% Fresh Tomatometer Score78%
  • Muted but moving, Out Stealing Horses ambitiously explores the human condition through one man's lifetime of memories.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There's some appreciable serenity and a lot of personal grief on display in Out Stealing Horses, but it's only visible in fits and starts.
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    John AndersonWall Street Journal
    What Mr. Moland is after, in tackling an "unfilmable" novel, is evidenced in the visual tone, emotional content and Mr. Skarsgård's mutely eloquent performance.
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    Glenn KennyNew York Times
    An ambitious film that examines memory and consciousness through the perspective of an older man who's determined to escape from memory and to constrict his lived experience.
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    Deborah YoungHollywood Reporter
    A hugely accomplished meditation on life, guilt and responsibility.
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    Guy LodgeVariety
    Effectively plays lush visual storytelling against its characters' desolate interiors.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    A sensual but disconnected Stellan Skarsgård vehicle about memory and loss.
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    Brandy McDonnellThe Oklahoman
    Composer Kaspar Kaae's vibrant and unexpected score and cinematographer Rasmus Vidbaek's magnificent widescreen views of the harshly beautiful Norwegian countryside effectively immerse viewers in both aged grief and angsty adolescence.
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    Andrew StoverFilm Inquiry
    Overflowing with internal and external conflict, Hans Petter Moland's Out Stealing Horses is a gently-paced, exceptionally-written, sensory experience.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Beneath the bleakness, there's a cathartic beauty in this incisive character study about guilt, regret, and mortality.
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    Dwight BrownNational Newspaper Publishers Association
    When the title of a film is more vibrant than anything you'll see on the screen, it's an issue.
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