All the Pretty Horses is a 2000 American romance western film, directed by Billy Bob Thornton and based on the novel of the same title by author Cormac McCarthy. It stars Matt Damon and Penélope Cruz. The film received mostly negative reviews and grossed only $18 million worldwide.
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John Grady Cole, a young cowboy, and his best friend Lacey Rawlins leave their ranch in San Angelo, Texas and cross the border on horseback south to Mexico to seek work. They encounter on the trail a peculiar 13-year-old boy named Jimmy Blevins, whom they befriend, and later meet a young aristocrat's daughter, Alejandra Villarreal, with whom Cole falls in love.
Blevins is killed by a corrupt police captain. Cole and Rawlins become hired hands for Alejandra's father, who likes their work, but Cole's romantic interest in his daughter is unwelcome. He and Rawlins are framed for a crime and sent to a Mexican prison, where they must defend themselves against dangerous inmates and are nearly killed. He is freed by the aunt of Alejandra on the condition that she never sees hims again. When he is free again, Cole attempts to reunite with Alejandra over her family's objections.They originally run away together however she decides that she must keep her word as that is all she is and leaves him, returning to her family. He also tracks down the captain who took the Blevins boy's life, seeking revenge.
In the end, he ends up alone, back in the United States, defending himself in a court of law before a judge.
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