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The Horseman (2008)

R | | Crime, Thriller | April 2009 (USA)
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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily ... See full summary »


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Christian, a divorced father and white collar businessman grieves over the complicated death of his daughter. When a video arrives anonymously in the mail, featuring his daughter heavily intoxicated and mistreated, Christian sets out on a reckless journey to find answers. Fuelled by rage and sorrow, the death toll quickly rises as he uncovers an ugly truth. Along the way he meets Alice, a young runaway not unlike his daughter and a fragile friendship begins to unfold. Written by Anonymous

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An act unforgiven. A father lost in grief. See more »


Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong brutal violence throughout, some torture, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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1.78 : 1
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To help raise finance for the production, a short film was shot of the opening scene. The short film went on to win Best Independent Drama (10-30mins) at the Queensland New Filmmaker Awards (2006) and aided the feature length version to move into production. See more »


Christian drives a van with the license plate 912 GSC. When Christian is torturing Jim (naked guy tied to a chair), Jim's brother Eddy drives up to the house in a SUV. Eddy's license plate is 912 GSC. See more »


[first lines]
Christian: [casually to person answering the door] Hi.
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Written by Ryan Potter
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entertaining, but lacking substance
30 June 2016 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For what it is, The Horseman is not a bad movie.

That being said, I felt like the filmmaker couldn't really make up his mind as to what kind of movie he wanted to make. Horror? Thriller? Action/Revenge? Exploitation? Drama?

There's a little bit of everything thrown in here.

I think this movie would have been a lot more enjoyable in terms of entertainment value if the director just kept it campy rather than trying to justify the violence with superficial emotional nuances...I don't know, I just felt that for an action film it was kind of pretentious.

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