Lean on Pete (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Lean on Pete avoids mawkish melodrama, offering an empathetic yet clear-eyed portrayal of a young man at a crossroads that confirms Charley Plummer as a major talent.

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Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chlo? Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

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Throughout, Plummer is mesmerizing, his sunken eyes and gaunt face telling of the layers of hardships Charley is forced to endure.

April 20, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

If "The 400 Blows" was set in the poorer sections of the rural Pacific Northwest, it would run very close to this.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

"Lean on Pete" demands a different kind of attention from moviegoers. But the rewards are worth it.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The film is a showcase for a very promising young actor named Charlie Plummer. Lanky, sensitive but assured, Plummer gives his character, 15-year-old Charley, a sense of raw decency maintained through trying circumstances.

April 19, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

There is a disquieting sense that the director has fallen prey to the poetics of space at the expense of the lives within it.

April 13, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine anyone watching Lean on Pete and not rooting hard for Charley's wish to come true.

April 12, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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