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Buck (2011)

Buck

Overview


Genre

Documentary

Release Date

June 17, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

88 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Cindy Meehl

Producer

Julie Goldman

Starring

  • Buck Brannaman

Story


"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems.

"Buck", a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. 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. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

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Poster of IFC Films' Buck (2011)
Buck Brannaman in IFC Films' Buck (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..deeply moving yet never maudlin in telling this hard-knocks-but-hope-infused story..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
“..is unfocused and draggy at points, but it's still a crowd pleaser because Brannaman is and because we see how quickly his approach gets results..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
“..is best left to TV..”
by V.A. Musetto [New York Post]