whichever the case, it is definitely a different kind of Western; Whatever its weaknesses, contemporary parents who want a nontoxic Western to show their children could hardly find better than "Spirit Untamed"
the new film is amiable at best and forgettable at worst, a low-key affair that will likely appeal to kids under the age of 10; But it's forgettable, and too forgettable to inspire a trip to the theater this summer
the film still can't compare to the one that started this franchise; Elaine Bogan's sweet, if slight, animated feature "Spirit Untamed", awkwardly reworks the story of "Riding Free" into an easily digestible 88-minute package
Spirit Untamed's story is generic and uninspired; the animation studio's latest film is unoriginal, boring and has more of the energy of an afternoon cartoon than a full-blown epic; at a young enough age, it may effectively inspire adventure & enjoyment
it looks disappointing; "Spirit Untamed" effectively rehashes the pilot episode of the "Spirit Riding Free" series, which covered its bargain-price tracks with textures that appeared almost painterly by comparison, like something out of a picture book
Dreamworks Animation's "Spirit Untamed" has vivid moments of beauty, but loses its gallop with a facetious storyline about identity as it keeps trying to define itself as an "empowering" film for little girls, missing the mark on both fronts
"Spirit Untamed" is beautiful to look at and occasionally genuinely funny; Unfortunately.. this "Spirit" has neither the charm of the original film nor the novelty of recent rival animated works such as Disney's "Raya and the Last Dragon"