Definitely up that Hallmark alley-but certainly for a younger audience. The lack of realistic adult drama and some slow scenes let it down for an adult audience but for younger kids, definitely a win. I watched it with my nieces and they loved it! A good, clean movie.
Reviewed by ruthgaa7 / 10
Nice wholesome story
Some of the dialogue was a little too slow. Could have been a little more action. But all in all well worth the watch. Right now it's free on Netflix!! So as not to spoil alert anything let's just say if you are a fan of Hallmark movies and Christmas movies I think you will like it. This is a movie to get into your PJs, make yourself a cup of tea or hot chocolate and snuggle under a blanket. I like the "ranch". flare to it. If you like horses you will like this. Beautiful scenery and panoramic views really add to the movie as well. One thing I did miss however was that I wish there were a few more characters in the movie for more character development and interaction. It will be added to the story and perhaps even created a bit of suspense to the development of the plot. Although it was not as predictable as one might think. There were a few twists and turns along the way. Add this movie to your wish list on Netflix. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Reviewed by silverscreenkids10 / 10
This is great for it's intended audience...youths!
Just looking at the cover you can tell what the company is intending by creating such a movie. It's titled Christmas Ranch with a girl and a horse as the cover. It's not an adult sounding title, it's clearly for kids...of all ages! If that's not your cup of tea, go watch something else; but for our kids and their friends, and the children's grandparents, they didn't miss a beat in understanding and following the beautiful plot line. It made perfect sense to them that a girl can get bratty, and then have a change of heart. Forget about the logistics of saving the farm, the children are never concerned with where the financing comes from, they want to see a happy ending. And we want them to enjoy watching something other than ridiculous loud spastic cartoons for a change, or other movies out there that are too adult and way over their heads with violence, sex, or drudging lecturing dialogue. The scenery, the acting, the character development and the plot line was just perfect for any multi-generational family to agree on and watch with their loved ones. That's what I love about any film that reaches for that. You made something that's not just trying to make a dollar, but instead is providing something that many of us out here enjoy watching!! Kudos to the Christmas Ranch!