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At Theaters: 3/15/2019 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 36 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601338
Studio: Focus Features
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Roman Coleman, a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.
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Matthias Schoenaerts FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, BLOOD TIES
Jason Mitchell SUPERFLY, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
Bruce Dern CHAPPAQUIDDICK, NEBRASKA, BELIEVE IN ME
Wri/Dir: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Directing Feature Debut
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good "The Mustang” becomes an emotional powerhouse in its final act, complete with the National Anthem and an unforgettable, heartbreaker of a parting note. A tender film about forgiveness and second chances...

Rolling Stone Full Review
Very Good Each time you think you have this movie pegged, it'll knock you for a loop. You'll cry over his final scenes with the horse. But the tears here are honestly earned, and they sting like hell. Above all, The Mustang marks the birth of an exceptional new filmmaker, a woman hellbent on bucking Hollywood gender bias.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Above Average The mustang-breaking regimen, built around patience, communication, and mutual understanding between horse and trainer, helps him to develop a semblance of control over his turbulent, cloistered mental life. As Henry plainly lays it out: "If you want to control your horse, first you gotta control yourself.”

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts) is halfway through serving an 11-year sentence for domestic violence at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center, when he is selected to participate in an "outdoor maintenance" program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Soon, Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program and paired with a particularly difficult buckskin who mirrors his symptoms of aggression, fear and anxiety.

As Roman struggles to come to terms with his newfound responsibilities, he's also painfully reminded of his tragic past. His pregnant 16-year-old daughter Martha (Gideon Adlon) visits to ask him to sign emancipation papers that will allow her to inherit her grandmother's house. Father and child are long estranged, and although Roman senses that Martha is headed down the wrong path, he's ill-equipped to connect with her from behind bars.

Under the watchful eye of Myles (Bruce Dern), who simultaneously serves as the program's horse trainer and a father figure to the inmates, Roman attempts to train his horse to be sold at auction in 90 days. Although he's assisted by Henry (Jason Mitchell), an affable, experienced inmate trainer, progress doesn't come easy for Roman, whose all-consuming anger makes it difficult for him to strike the right tone while he's near the animals. But after an initial false start, Roman does begin to develop a strong bond with the mustang, which he names Marquis.

The deep connection he forges with the wild horse allows him to open up and face his inner demons. He's helped further by his ongoing work with a prison psychologist (Connie Britton) and his participation in both anger management classes and restorative justice sessions, which help convicts develop empathy for the victims of their crimes. But his position in the program is jeopardized as Roman's cellmate Dan (Josh Stewart) pressures Roman to start smuggling ketamine from the farm. The horse tranquilizer is a highly-coveted commodity among the inmates-Henry is forced to steal the substance for one of the gangs in the prison; Dan wants Roman to do the same.

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