All The Pretty Horses (2000)

BILLY BOB THORNTON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2000.  Columbia Pictures Corporation, Miramax.  Screenplay by , based on the novel by . Cinematography by .  Produced by , Billy Bob Thornton.  Music by , , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Golden Globe Awards 2000.  

Hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s celebrated novel. Finding himself without a home after his Hollywood-bound mother sells the family’s Texas ranch, Matt Damon travels down to Mexico with best friend  to find work and a place to stay. The vistas are gorgeous and the poetry that is created by Thornton’s excellent mix of musical score, photography and subtle editing make it one of the very best films this year. Damon’s performance is unforgettable, while Penelope Cruz does her best with the dull role of love interest.

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