Wild Horse, Wild Ride Reviews

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
August 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
January 28, 2015
Moving docu shows depth of human-horse bond.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Shannon M. Houston
Paste Magazine
September 7, 2012
Wild Horse, Wild Ride takes the viewer on an unforgettable journey across the American Southwest where, together, man and beast reign supreme.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.3/10
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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
August 23, 2012
This documentary shows the beginning of some beautiful friendships.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sarah Boslaugh
PopMatters
September 20, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
August 23, 2012
This gorgeous-looking documentary is crying out to be remade as a family film feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
August 21, 2012
We get some sense of the horses' range of personalities; clearer is the nature of each trainer's attachment.
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
October 10, 2012
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 | Original Score: B
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 9, 2012
...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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 10, 2012
These everyday horse whisperers, and their noble steeds, are an inspiration to all.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
September 7, 2012
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 | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 20, 2012
A cynic could wield a lash against "Wild Horse, Wild Ride," but the golden vistas, galloping horses and gracious humans tame us.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
September 14, 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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
December 30, 2011
An engrossing study in the communication possible (and sometimes near-impossible) between man and beast.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
September 20, 2012
You can't help feel you're watching a special kind of love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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