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Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012)

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100

Average Rating: 7/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 0

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Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 379

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride tells the story of the Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge, an annual contest that dares 100 people to each tame a totally wild mustang in order to get it adopted into a better life beyond federal corrals. Stunning and poignant, Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus' debut feature documentary chronicles a handful of unforgettable characters from their first uneasy meeting with their horses and over three months as they attempt to transform from scared strangers to the closest of

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Oct 23, 2012

$94.6k

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All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (13) | Rotten (1)

A cynic could wield a lash against "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," but the golden vistas, galloping horses and gracious humans tame us.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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You can't help feel you're watching a special kind of love story.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune
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With its gorgeous big-sky vistas, stirring shots of the majestic mustangs and intimate bits between trainers and trainees, "Wild Horse" proves a warm and memorable ride.

September 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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This documentary shows the beginning of some beautiful friendships.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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This gorgeous-looking documentary is crying out to be remade as a family film feature.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment.

August 21, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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A solid little snapshot of sub-cultural curiosity -- engaging and big-hearted, if sometimes politely incurious about the disparate motivations of its subjects.

October 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Shared Darkness
Shared Darkness

There's nothing fancy about the technical package...but the beauty of the land and the horses themselves, and the varied personalities of the trainers, more than carry the film.

September 20, 2012 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

Frustrations abound with this limited film, but Wild Horse, Wild Ride does one thing exceptionally well, and that is convey the emotional bond between trainer and horse.

September 14, 2012 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

These everyday horse whisperers, and their noble steeds, are an inspiration to all.

September 10, 2012 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

...how I wish they'd addressed just why anyone would bid against these selfless trainers for their horses, but these animals are beautiful and Dawson and Gricus make a great case for what can be accomplished with a lot of love and patience.

September 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
Reeling Reviews

Wild Horse, Wild Ride takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey across the American Southwest where, together, man and beast reign supreme.

September 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

If this sounds like the premise of one of those tiresome Discovery Channel docu-tainments, it's because it essentially is, only heavily abbreviated to fit the feature-film format.

August 23, 2012 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

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    1. Evelyn Gregory: Seven weeks ago, I would have imagined it, but now I know George needs to bring that horse home.
    – Submitted by Julie H (13 months ago)
    1. George Gregory: If we have to stand in line to do it, we don't do it. It makes for a peaceful life.
    – Submitted by Julie H (13 months ago)
    1. Melissa Kanzelberger: He has his bad days. Maybe today can be a bad day.
    – Submitted by Julie H (13 months ago)
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