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Wild Horse, Wild Ride (2012)


Average Rating: 6.7/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 13
Rotten: 1

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 7/10
Reviews Counted: 7
Fresh: 7
Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 4.4/5
User Ratings: 380


Movie Info

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 … More

PG (for some language)
Documentary , Special Interest
Directed By:
In Theaters:
Oct 23, 2012
Box Office:
Screen Media Ventures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Wild Horse, Wild Ride

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.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

You can't help feel you're watching a special kind of love story.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 7, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

This documentary shows the beginning of some beautiful friendships.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

This gorgeous-looking documentary is crying out to be remade as a family film feature.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
New York Daily News
Top Critic

We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment.

Full Review… | August 21, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

A solid little snapshot of sub-cultural curiosity -- engaging and big-hearted, if sometimes politely incurious about the disparate motivations of its subjects.

Full Review… | October 10, 2012
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.

Full Review… | September 20, 2012

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.

Full Review… | September 14, 2012
Austin Chronicle

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

Full Review… | September 10, 2012
Reeling Reviews 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.

Full Review… | September 9, 2012
Reeling Reviews

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

Full Review… | September 7, 2012
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.

Full Review… | August 23, 2012
Slant Magazine

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Wild Horse, Wild Ride Quotes

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 (14 months ago)
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 (14 months ago)
Melissa Kanzelberger:
He has his bad days. Maybe today can be a bad day.
– Submitted by Julie H (14 months ago)

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