The Rider Reviews

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October 17, 2019
The sort of deep, meaningful film that reminds us why we are so lucky the independent film industry exists in the first place.
August 20, 2019
It reminds us of the dignifying power of work and purpose in human existence, even as it ponders the meaning of life when these things are taken away.
August 18, 2019
Chloé Zhao's The Rider serves as a testament for why making the extra effort to tell underrepresented stories matters.
July 10, 2019
A projection of the most organic feelings that ends up as a direct path to the heart of the public. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 5, 2019
Bold, heartfelt and, most importantly, unafraid, this is a remarkable film.
June 3, 2019
A delicate and tremulous thing, at once confident and gentle, lyrically composed yet as stoic as the American masculine ideal it so carefully deconstructs.
May 2, 2019
Jandreau, no matter the closeness to his own cinematic equivalent, brings this yearning, good-hearted soul to life with a virtuosic application of body, mind, and heart.
April 24, 2019
The Rider is a little film and its plot takes a familiar path, yet it offers rewards in its peek inside this special world, in the warmth of family, and in its quietly glorious Western scenery.
April 16, 2019
The Rider simply offers up an authentic and memorable film about one man's search for his place in the world.
February 27, 2019
This tiny film is visionary and deeply touching.
February 26, 2019
The cinematography and lighting is superb and Zhao does a great job getting performances out of her cast.
February 8, 2019
Zhao's lyricism, brought to shimmering life by cinematographer Joshua James Richards, turns what could have easily been a leaden docudrama into a work of astonishing beauty.
January 29, 2019
This powerful, quiet, and confessed drama with shades of Western will give you much more than what you are expecting.
January 19, 2019
A movie about representation in a multitude of ways, all successful.
January 18, 2019
A complete surprise and a masterpiece in every way, The Rider is an incredibly compassionate, beautiful, humane piece of work from the talented Chloe Zhao that everyone should go and see.
January 15, 2019
Pain is the only thing I can think about when watching The Rider. Honest, raw and humane pain. [Full review in Spanish].
January 6, 2019
This true story hauntingly explores masculinity in the American Western tradition. A real family plays themselves in this fictionalized version of their lives. I suspect we will see many brilliant films from the director, Chloe Zhao.
January 6, 2019
"The Rider" is visual poetry on a subject that is seldom explored...
January 1, 2019
An accomplished and powerful piece of contemporary American film-making
December 28, 2018
The Rider is about survival, and honesty, and family, and the hard choices we all make just to get through the day.
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