I admit documentaries aren't for everyone. More often than not these days they’re wrapped up in
some slick commercialized political or dramatic angle, or they attempt to make some statement by blending facts with dramatic fiction. “Buck” does none of that. What it delivers is a rare glimpse into a parallel culture in which we city dwellers coexist with our fellows who’ve chosen a different way of life. To be honest, I didn’t expect much going in but I was wrong. This documentary is just mesmerizing. It reminded me there is a different way to live here in our country. What’s more it chronicles a few days in the life of a magnificent spirit, totally connected to horses and kind enough to show us all a better way connect to them. It’s magic and for a documentary, that’s one big statement. See for yourself. You won’t be sorry.
It's hard to describe perfection but in my humble opinion this is it. I see movies in theaters
literally every day of the week, so as you may imagine, I'm a hard sell. Simply put, this was the best thing I've seen on a screen in years. I know it's a play and that the comparison to film is a bit unfair however, by even the most technical standards of regular film making, this was a superb effort. Although it's a special event, there's an encore again a few days after the initial screening. I hope you get an opportunity to see it. If so, you'll never forget the experience. BRAVO!
Whew, it's easy to see why this film is being given such a low profile and an extremely limited
release. Going in I thought this might have been so due to Gibson's recent PR disasters but NO. Although this film was lovingly made and the professionalism is evident throughout the production, its plot is simply ridiculous, implausible and would literally insult the intelligence of a moron (no offense intended toward morons everywhere). Anyway, if your mind has been dulled such that you cannot fathom seeing one more superhero romp or drunken, drug-addled comedy, then by all means warm a seat in this one. It's harmless and forgettable, luckily for all involved. I can't recommend you pay to see it although it pains me to say so, again, given the enormous talents present. Wait for the DVD or Netflix; you'll be glad you did.
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This film is NOT for the short attention span set, so if you're in to Scott Pilgrim save your dough
for its inevitable sequel. Otherwise, you'll leave this film thoroughly entertained and perhaps, with lots to discuss and/or think about regarding the plot. Carefully crafted, this film is a masterful work but don't expect it to draw Thor-like crowds. Chances are, only a limited number of people will even get to see this on the big screen but then, the same was true of last year's Hurt Locker and now look back at its success. See this movie, you won't be disappointed. And look for it at the Oscars next spring. I can almost guarantee it will be there in the best picture category, as this is ONE film that won't be ignored.
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Talk about your over-the-top, flagrant and completely shameless commercial product pandering. This
feigned documentary on the subject is the literal essence of its title. This movie also begs a question akin to: Is it live or is it Memorex? In his albeit diligent effort to make a point, this time around, this documentary filmmaker became his own point. Loosely comedic and vaguely interesting, if you like commercials that last an hour and a half or so nonstop, see this movie. Otherwise, save your money and wait for it to land in the fifth window of a film's opportunity for profitability--the dollar bin. My guess is it should be there by Friday....just my opinion of course. I haven't had my Pom Wonderful today, so I could be wrong.
It's hard to review this movie in context to the usual commercial pabulum being churned from
Hollywood these days. Suffice to say that if you're looking for some relief from superheroes and bad date movies with wedding themes, then this is well worth your time and money. You won't find expensive stunts or those big A-list actors. What you'll find is a really good story crafted on film by people who obviously care about the quality of their efforts. It shows. The cast doesn't miss a beat here, neither do the techies. See it. It's well worth the price of a ticket.
A class A effort, accomplished and altogether gripping. This one is definitely worth seeing
(reading) for despite the fact it's subtitled in English, this one is so entertaining it's doubtful you'll even care. An excellent film, well worth the price of a ticket.
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