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Buck Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
August 26, 2015
Powerful profile on horse whisperer has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
This isn't just a love letter, at times it feels like full-on fellatio.
Chris Norris
Film Comment Magazine
November 7, 2013
Meehl roots this redemption tale in carefully observed demonstrations at his clinics, even as the gorgeously shot landscape reminds us why stories like this are Hollywood's very lifeblood
Glenn Dunks
Trespass
September 8, 2013
Picturesque scenery of Montana needs no smoke and mirrors to look as stunning as it does here, though they're juxtaposed occasionally with the tough plight that landowners in this area of the country face...
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
January 4, 2013
Essentially a long instructional "horse whispering" video beefed up with Redford hype, underscored with a sad biography...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip French
Observer (UK)
April 28, 2012
As enjoyable a documentary as I've seen this past couple of years...
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 27, 2012
Real life trumps 'reel life' in this fantastic, sweet, personal, human story about this true eccentric character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Catherine Shoard
Guardian
April 27, 2012
There's a whole heap of Americana to wallow in here, but it's testimony to the director and subject that Buck still trots along at such a lick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
April 27, 2012
An unforgettable film about an extraordinary man.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
April 26, 2012
A straightforward film but one in which Brannaman's gift and modesty shine through.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ashley Clark
Little White Lies
April 26, 2012
Singular in style and impressively reflective of its protagonist's nature. Universal in theme, but may struggle to find a wide audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
April 25, 2012
Entertaining and emotionally engaging documentary with a powerful, important message delivered by an immensely likeable central character.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
April 24, 2012
If you have even a passing interest in horses, you may find yourself smitten with this meditative doc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Eve Barlow
Empire Magazine
April 10, 2012
A touching, if occasionally overwrought look at the inspiration behind Robert Redford's Horse Whisperer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sam Wigley
Total Film
April 2, 2012
Breaking the cycle of abuse, Buck's deep-rooted respect for these dignified animals is truly inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
CJ Johnson
ABC Radio (Australia)
March 5, 2012
It would be a very hard-hearted person indeed who would not warm to the gentle charms of ... this low-key, fondly personal look at one of life's gifted but hardly world-famous personages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Martain
The Mercury
February 17, 2012
Imagine the Dude from The Big Lebowski if he had been raised on a dude ranch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2012
The great pleasure of this film is that we meet Buck the man as well as Buck the horseman; it's a rounded and balanced doco, a rich, complex, miniature biopic of Buck who bucked his fate
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
February 16, 2012
I was entranced and intensely moved by this marvellous and unforgettable documentary
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au
February 13, 2012
Meehl seems entirely smitten by her subject matter...and her blind adoration is a double-edged sword, imbuing her film with tremendous warmth but also nullifying any hint of objectivity.
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