The Horse Dancer

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4.51 h 54 min20177+
When one of America's most promising young gymnasts, Samantha Wick, is cut from the Olympic team, she decides to follow her dreams of horseback riding by joining a girls horse camp. With financial troubles threatening to shut the camp down, Samantha uses her gymnastic prowess to start a horse-dancing team to raise money and save the camp!
Directors
Joel Paul Reisig
Starring
Sophie BolenJason LondonRichard Karn
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Drama
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English [CC]
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English
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Joel Paul Reisig
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4.3 out of 5 stars

195 global ratings

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Amante dei GattiReviewed in the United States on August 17, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Slightly Disappointing
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First, the write-up is not at all accurate:
"When one of America’s most promising young gymnasts, Samantha Wick, is cut from the Olympic team, she decides to follow her dreams of horseback riding by joining a girls horse camp. With financial troubles threatening to shut the camp down, Samantha uses her gymnastic prowess to start a horse-dancing team to raise money and save the camp." 1) Sam is not CHOSEN to be on the Olympic team and is devastated; she's not cut from the team; 2) her grandmother pays for her to spend a summer at the girls' horse camp; 3) Sam does NOT start a horse-dancing team (WHERE did they come up with that?!? She doesn't anything about horse dancing until she is coached by a junior counselor who helps Sam overcome her fear of horses!); 4) when her grandma passes away, there's a question if she'll even continue horse dancing.

Second, this is a very Christian slanted movie, and nothing in the write-up suggests that; I'm a Christian, so it doesn't bother me, but if someone who is a horse-lover watches this, thinking they're going to get a horse story, they will likely not be happy.

Third, the acting is not great--very wooden and amateurish.

Overall, the movie was a disappointment. I was expecting something inspiring. Not so much.
5 people found this helpful
Carmen L.Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Nice movie to help girls follow their dreams
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Well I liked it, and I was moved to tears at several parts. I have PTSD, and it only triggered me a couple of times. I liked singing the camp songs along with the girls. I liked how they showed camp. How girls and women can truly support each other. How men can support girls and women in camps instead of threaten and harass them like I have experienced in camps. I liked the beautiful horses and seeing them reminded me of how they smelled when they are clean. I liked the gymnastics without horses and the horse dancing. I liked that people paused when they talked. Real people do pause to think before they speak. I do that. I do that to try to give the people I am speaking to my best knowledge and empathy. I liked them showing the pauses that are present with active listening. I loved the grandma character and I cried when she died. I liked how they live out their faith in God in their day to day life. I'm a camp counselor. This camp counselor gives this movie two thumbs up!!
Noelle RedmanReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Misleading movie description
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Misleading movie description. Main character was not cut from the USA team but never made it on to begin with and the fact that she leans via a random letter vs competition is a little ridiculous. Also, she doesn’t form a ‘team’ of horse vaulters it’s just her. Boring loose rambling narrative.
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Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
search party...
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If its a horse camp...there sure is very little horse involved. For summer camp...yeah pretty much. Its in the basic "the secret garden formula" where the lead is unpleasant spoiled brat and slowly changes into something less spoiled and bratty. emphasis on SLOWLY. I think they could have trimmed another 30 minutes outta the middle and we wouldn't have noticed. If you think a horse crazy kid will watch...probably not. maybe a desperate one in lock down but that's after exhausting everything else.
L OregonReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Poor acting
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The story itself is not bad yet I can’t figure out why this is getting close to 5 stars. The acting is so bad by most the key actors that I had to fast forward through certain parts. I guess for young kids this is a the story they want more than anything.
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MeansReviewed in the United States on January 23, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Enjoyable Family Film
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Pleasant film. Subtle words of wisdom. Enjoyed all the actors regardless of their experience and ability. Other reviews mentioned inaccurate details/description and lack of realism for the setting. Maybe so, but who cares? It's an enjoyable fictional (though the camp is real) break with the family without murder and mayhem.
Lorenzo GarzaReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Story - Family Friendly
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Great movie with a great story line! I am not religious but I’m glad to see a movie where believers are not crazy fanatics!

Clean language and it totally caught and kept my kids attention for the entire movie!

I highly recommend viewing this movie with your family!
6 people found this helpful
GraceReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great family movie
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Counselors and girls attending the camp Black River Horse Camp face challenges and learn to become a team who works together. Some great scenes with horses, especially the last video with the gymnast performing on a horse. Subtle Christian theme.
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