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Critic Reviews for Rank
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.
That final night of competition is exciting stuff, capped by a heroic victory ride, but this is otherwise a plodding feature.
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).
Rank is as thorough an examination of the sport of bull riding as you could hope to squeeze into 90 taut, well-organized minutes.
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.
Audience Reviews for Rank
I am no fan of bull riding, nor do I have any interest in cowboys. But I know a good documentary when I see one. This is a superb look into the people, the life, the industry that is professional bull riding. Be prepared to wince a few times.
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