The Rider Reviews

August 22, 2018
The western is weighed down by pacing issues [and]...development problems. Ultimately, the film is unable to conjure the emotions that the plot is heavily reliant upon.
July 4, 2018
Acting is best left to actors, lest you get this kind of shiftless, awkwardly mumbling emptiness going on for the entire length of a very drearily slow-moving movie.
April 26, 2018
In fact, the theme of the movie might actually be the unspoken codes of masculinity, in which something-the rocky terrain, the Indigenous people, the untamed animals-must be dominated in order for men to feel like men.
April 15, 2018
Zhao seems to have filmed with her head down, focussed on her screenplay, rather than up, focussed on the richness of what was taking place around her.
May 22, 2017
The pretended epic of rodeo, so idiosyncratically American, appears hollow in front of the several wounded and amputated that parade on screen. [Full review in Spanish]