Buck
- Buck Brannaman


Overview - This documentary tells the incredible true story of Buck Brannaman, the unusually perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired both Nicholas Evans' novel THE HORSE WHISPERER and the hit Robert Redford film that followed.  Read more...

 
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Overview

This documentary tells the incredible true story of Buck Brannaman, the unusually perceptive cowboy whose remarkable ability to communicate with horses inspired both Nicholas Evans' novel THE HORSE WHISPERER and the hit Robert Redford film that followed. As a young boy, Brannaman developed a love for the cowboy lifestyle by performing lasso tricks. But one false move meant a merciless beating at the hands of his abusive father, and as a result Brannaman gradually developed the intuition to recognize when horses were in distress. In BUCK we not only learn about Brannaman's remarkable life, but also watch as he works closely with horses and their owners to encourage greater communication.

Cast List

David Robbins - Composer - Brother of Tim Robbins
Lee Dichter
Luke Geissbuhler - Director of Photography, MAIL ORDER WIFE (2005)
Andrea Meditch - Producer, GRIZZLY MAN (2005)
Liz Gallacher - Music supervisor
Guy Mossman
Cindy Meehl
Peter Rundquist
Buck Brannaman

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 89
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 030306979090
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY
  • Rating: PG (MPAA)
  • Release Date: October 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Education/General Interest
Movies > Biography
Movies > Nature/Wildlife

Related Keywords:
Animals
Cowboys
Documentary
Horses

 
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Reviews:
3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[A]n appealing and frequently moving story of redemption....This quiet character study is a movie that, if widely seen, actually could make the world a better place." - 02/04/2011 Box Office


"Brannaman became the inspiration for THE HORSE WHISPERER, perfecting a style of horsemanship that often looks like a magic act. Wisely, Meehl roots this redemption tale in carefully observed demonstrations at his clinics..." - 05/01/2011 Film Comment


"The film is deeply moving yet never maudlin in telling this hard-knocks-but-hope-infused story." - 06/17/2011 Los Angeles Times


"It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable." - 06/17/2011 Wall Street Journal


"Soft-spoken and stoical, Brannaman is a firm but sensitive presence in front of the camera and facing down a spooked horse." - 06/16/2011 Movieline


"A not-so-simple story simply told, BUCK was directed by Cindy Meehl....Finding a great subject can be half the battle in documentary, and in Mr. Brannaman she discovered one who holds you attention and heart for a tight 88 minutes." - 06/16/2011 New York Times


3 stars out of 4 -- "Buck Brannaman was the original HORSE WHISPERER....He has a way with horses and Cindy Meehl's documentary is moving as he shows them engaged in dances of understanding." - 06/22/2011 Chicago Sun-Times


"The movie is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect." -- Grade: A- - 06/24/2011 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ascinating....Buck's deep-rooted respect for these dignified animals is truly inspiring." - 05/01/2012 Total Film


"[T]he film's transparent straightforwardness in both style and approach feels exactly right....It won the audience award at last year's Sundance..." - 05/01/2012 Sight and Sound

 
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