Ride Like a Girl


Ride Like a Girl

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As a little girl, Michelle Payne (Teresa Palmer) dreams of the impossible: winning the Melbourne Cup - horse-racing's toughest two-mile race. The youngest of 10 children, Michelle is raised by single father Paddy (Sam Neill). She leaves school at 15 to become a jockey and after early failures she finds her feet, but a family tragedy, followed by her own near fatal horse fall all but ends the dream. But with the love of her dad and her brother Stevie, Michelle will not give up. Against all the medical advice, and the protests of her siblings, she rides on, and meets the Prince of Penzance. Together they overcome impossible odds for a shot at the dream: a ride in the 2015 Melbourne Cup, at odds of 100 to 1. The rest is history. Ride Like A Girl is the incredible true story of Michelle Payne.


Critic Reviews for Ride Like a Girl

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (7)

  • What interests Griffiths most is the Payne family and the film is at its best when concentrating on the dynamics of this close-knit clan. It's heartening and it's fun but Payne herself remains slightly out of focus.

    Sep 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • This is play-to-the-bleachers entertainment, loaded with Hallmark sentiment and configured with an atmospheric integrity a cut above a soft drink commercial.

    Sep 24, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Part of me wishes they'd have gone with a documentary given the cheesy, contrived nature of certain scenes.

    Oct 13, 2019 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • A film about faith and perseverance.

    Oct 10, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Teresa Palmer is terrific as the determined jockey initially mentored by her trainer father.

    Oct 2, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • ...this is just a clumsy, made-for-TV-type outing graced by a few pretty good performances and the barest minimum of real emotion.

    Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

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