Rank (2006)

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Hold on for dear life as three of the hottest contenders in the wild world of bull riding attempt to maintain their grips long enough to earn the coveted PBR World Champion title as documentary filmmaker John Hyams turns his lens on a treacherous sport where eight seconds can mean the difference between ultimate victory and crushing defeat. Justin McBride is a third-generation bull rider looking to keep the family tradition alive, Mike Lee is a born-again Christian who calls on the power of the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Sports & Fitness
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On DVD: Jul 4, 2006
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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Both in terms of the activities and characters depicted, Rank doesn't truly manage to sustain interest for the course of its feature-length running time.

July 6, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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That final night of competition is exciting stuff, capped by a heroic victory ride, but this is otherwise a plodding feature.

Full Review… | June 30, 2006
New York Daily News
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It offers both eye-opening rodeo footage and surprisingly interesting tangents about the bulls (some of which are worth up to $150,000) and the fleet-footed bull fighters (formerly known as rodeo clowns).

June 28, 2006
New York Post
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Rank is as thorough an examination of the sport of bull riding as you could hope to squeeze into 90 taut, well-organized minutes.

June 27, 2006
New York Times
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Hyams unflinchingly probes his protags' motives, from blinkered machismo to monetary gain, with a mournful, dissonant reserve that never devolves into judgment or pat conclusions.

Full Review… | June 27, 2006
Village Voice
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If even one [rider] were more conspicuously flawed, the film might be more compelling.

Full Review… | June 28, 2006
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