The Silver Brumby

 (129)5.81 h 34 min1993X-RayG
In the unforgiving wilderness of the Australian Alps, there roams a stallion like no other. Grand in stature, a beauty to behold, he is the King of all of the Cascade Brumbies. Wise in the ways of the bush, courageous and daring in the face of danger, the Silver Brumby is revered by all - including his greatest enemy - Man.
John Tatoulis
Russell CroweAmiel DaemionCaroline Goodall
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3.9 out of 5 stars

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Melinda MasseyReviewed in the United States on December 13, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsWaste of time
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Dumbest, worst horse movie I’ve ever watched in my life. I’m a horse person and also a film aficionado, so take that however you like. If this review saves even one person the painful 1.5 hours I just suffered through, then great. You’re welcome.
15 people found this helpful
Mary B.Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsA Good Movie for Children - Young Teens, Pre-Teens & Younger
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OMG! Russell Crowe was young in this movie. The scenery is often breath taking & beautifully filmed. The horses are beautiful. The story is typical but very well done. As an elderly adult who has seen thousands of movies during my lifetime, I noticed things that were not important to the story line; but. in reality would not have been logical. However, that wasn't the object of the movie.

Would I watch it again? No. But it is very appropriate for the age groups I indicate in my headline & that is why I gave it 5 Star. Initially, I was only going to give it 4 Stars; but, realizing it was movie intended basically for children, I rated it with that in mind.

I recommend the movie for that audience. Adults will enjoy others aspects of the film as I did.
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Mark TwainReviewed in the United States on April 28, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsYes, it WAS good
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What do we love about the horse? That we put a bit in its mouth and demand it participate so "we" feel we are in control as we dominate? A horse does NOT need a bigger more harsh bit. Outlaw Rolkur. People create push button horses and destroy that which is so special about the horse. Its ability to FREELY choose. It IS possible to not lose that spirit and quell another Beings mind. Not even most natural horsemanship peddlers understand it.
It is in Hempling, Nevsorov, Carolyn Resnik, Mia and a few others...let the horse choose to join us not through manipulation running it around in circles of a round pen. A Human predator mind does that. Equal partnership that is the herd is the only way to have a safe dependable partner that is glad it was born to be a horse not a beast of burden. I give it a 5 because of the cinematic photography knowing how much skill it takes to track a horses movement with a camera and because our spirit loves the freedom that is the horse.
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SueReviewed in the United States on March 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 starsLove / Hate this movie
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The scenes of the Stallion running with beautiful tail and mane flowing wonderful. Hate the ending with him plunging to his death and a supposed ghost living on.

Most horses do better in captivity, if properly cared for. Domestic horses do not carry the intestinal paradise load wild horses have. Well cared for domestic horses have dental, hoof, and vet care and eat regularly. They are protected from predators.

That being said, I would prefer a horse be wild than be used in horse racing, over worked, beaten, or slaughtered for food.

There is a new method of taming horses using positive reinforcement rather than beating and ''breaking'' the horse's spirit. The old cruel way shown in the movie.

The horses used in the film were not wild. They looked healthy and well cared for.
3 people found this helpful
Roy WestReviewed in the United States on November 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsUltimately it's about freedom
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This is a beautifully written and filmed movie--the location of this movie, in itself, is a rarely seen in filmdom: the Australian Alps of Victoria. How many movies does one see that are filmed there in all seasons? The cinematography alone in this movie made it worth seeing. The message this movie left us with is certainly compelling: it's better die in a leap for freedom than to live in chains. And that's certainly worth thinking about today.
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mositaReviewed in the United States on June 18, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsFirst Time I wasn't on Mr. Crowe's side!!!!!!! He cannot compete with the Silver Brumby!!!!!!
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This is a remarkable film. I have never seen horses filmed in such a magnificent manner. The Silver Brumby, Son of the Wind, was absolutely breathtaking!! The story is charming being told by a mother to her daughter; however, the beauty of this film is the heart and spirit of the Silver Brumby himself!!!! I wanted so much for this horse to let Russel Crowe who was the boss: The horse was!!!!! I dislike Mr. Crowe's character for wanting to capture and destroy this magnificent creature!! I enjoyed this so much!! Hope all of your subscribers enjoy it as much as I did!
8 people found this helpful
ZefraReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Adeptation of the Book
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When a was a horse-crazy young girl I read the book and it made a huge impression on me. The movie can't capture everything in the book, but the big moments - the death of the father, the big fight with the other stallion, Golden and the men chasing him off the cliff -- the book cast the Silver Brumby as a legend and in the ending as mystical, which the movie did a great job reflecting the tone of the book.

I had never seen the movie, it was great to watch it and bring back reading the book.

Anyone who loves horses will enjoy this movie and children will root for the Silver Brumby!
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on May 7, 2018
5.0 out of 5 starsA movie to share with kids and grands, I loved it
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I rarely give 5 stars but this movie deserves it.
Magnificent story (some parts are definitely a stretch) that touches well on the realities of nature, scenery, horseflesh and cinematography.
Family friendly and should be shared with kids and grans.
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