All the Pretty Horses
2000
**
Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cast: Matt Damon, Penelope Cruz, Henry Thomas, Lucas Black

Apparently Billy Bob Thornton had to cut his film from about four hours down to less than two. That figures when you see this rushed drama about two boys who cross the Mexican border to start a new life. It’s literally love at first sight for Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz, and a long, painful bout in prison which lasts about five minutes. A shame really, as this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel clearly has potential.