Movie Review – The Mustang (2019)

The Mustang, 2019.

Directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Gideon Adlon, Jason Mitchell, Bruce Dern, Josh Stewart, and Connie Britton.


While participating in a rehabilitation program training wild mustangs, a convict at first struggles to connect with the horses and his fellow inmates, but he learns to confront his violent past as he soothes an especially feisty horse.

One of the many great storytelling decisions within The Mustang is that the family drama is kept to a minimum in order to maintain focus on the numerous parallels between inmates undergoing rehabilitation and untamed captive animals. However, when there are correctional facility visits from Roman Coleman’s (Matthias Schoenaerts) hurting and pregnant daughter Martha, they don’t just resonate and expand on the unfolding narrative, they directly confront the viewer with a complicated question that is absolutely vital to the current times, and that is, even if Roman is
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