"The kind of unabashed crowd-pleaser that was made with care."
— Nick Allen, RogerEbert.com
"A well-cast, artfully handled effort that exercises sufficient restraint to really earn its requisite laughter and tears."
— Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Director Euros Lyn infuses the tale with a warm sense of humor and heart, thrilling emotional stakes and a deeply felt sense of Welsh pride."
— Katie Walsh, Tribune News Service
"Throughout, Collette makes us believe in the human-animal connection between Jan and Dream Alliance, which is touching, mysterious and deep."
— Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The authenticity that Collette brings to a woman desperate for some kind of change and the willingness to seek it is inspiring. She's the real winner here."
— Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Like horseracing, filmmaking is a high-risk gamblers' game, but the team behind Dream Horse, the resulting dramatization of the Vokes' story, have surely bred a winner with this endearing, determinedly crowd-pleasing adaptation."
— Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter