Buck

Buck

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Buck

Winner of the Audience Award (Documentary) at Sundance 2011, about American Buck Braannaman – from his abusive childhood to his life as a successful horse-whisperer.

"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Brannaman, an American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

Audience Award (US Documentary), Sundance Film Festival 2011.
2011Rating: PG, contains violence and coarse language88 minsUSA
Documentary
Director:
Cindy Meehl (feature debut)
Cast:
Buck Brannaman
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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Warmly engaging.

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Time Out

Time Out

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Rides easily into your heart.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

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Buck has the air of a beautiful little mystery; even knowing the uplifting outcome, you wonder at the strength that brought him to this place.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Holds your attention and heart for a tight 88 minutes.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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What I was left with was the goodness of Buck Brannaman as a man.

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New York Post

New York Post

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Buck is best left to TV, where it will land soon.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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Deeply moving yet never maudlin.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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Buck is an exceptional movie.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Doc about the real-life "Horse Whisperer" holds fascination both inside and out of the corral.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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Buck is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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Perhaps Brannaman’s art is too subtle and instinctive to be captured on camera, but it’s a shame Meehl doesn’t do a better job of capturing exactly what makes him, by all accounts, a miraculously successful trainer.

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A very interesting film. When I went the cinema was filled with 'Pony Club' types. But this is not a film for the fainthearted. The brutal descriptions of the beatings Buck took at the hands of his father actually gave me nightmares. Probably not necessary to see this on the big screen but if you like documentaries this one stands up well.

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

Warmly engaging.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Rides easily into your heart.

0
Time Magazine

Time Magazine

press

Buck has the air of a beautiful little mystery; even knowing the uplifting outcome, you wonder at the strength that brought him to this place.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Holds your attention and heart for a tight 88 minutes.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

What I was left with was the goodness of Buck Brannaman as a man.

0
New York Post

New York Post

press

Buck is best left to TV, where it will land soon.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Deeply moving yet never maudlin.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Buck is an exceptional movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Doc about the real-life "Horse Whisperer" holds fascination both inside and out of the corral.

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Buck is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

Perhaps Brannaman’s art is too subtle and instinctive to be captured on camera, but it’s a shame Meehl doesn’t do a better job of capturing exactly what makes him, by all accounts, a miraculously successful trainer.

0

A very interesting film. When I went the cinema was filled with 'Pony Club' types. But this is not a film for the fainthearted. The brutal descriptions of the beatings Buck took at the hands of his father actually gave me nightmares. Probably not necessary to see this on the big screen but if you like documentaries this one stands up well.

4.0
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