Buck Synopsis
Buck Brannaman promotes cooperation rather than fear and punishment when working with horses.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result is a portrait that expertly mirrors its subject: Buck is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to...
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New Orleans Times-Picayune

By Mike Scott
Seeing Brannaman work in the warm, sun-dappled documentary Buck makes it clear why he was such a perfect fit for Redford's film: Few people...
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Washington Post

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You don't have to be a horse nut to fall for Buck, one of those rare documentaries whose subject is so inherently fascinating that a...
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Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Soft-spoken and stoical, Brannaman is a firm but sensitive presence in front of the camera and facing down a spooked horse.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The documentary shows Buck over the course of a year, as he travels and teaches. Along the way, Robert Redford is interviewed about Buck's...
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The Hollywood Reporter

A quietly captivating portrait of an unlikely character, Buck is as modest as its subject and wins viewers over just as easily.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Brannaman is a fascinating character, but Buck is so tightly focused that only avid horse lovers will find it appealing.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The man's mythology precedes him, and it's the movie's failing that we don't understand how or whether he uses that mythology because he...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even if we can't live his cowboy life, Buck Brannaman's world is well worth visiting.
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By cleoleigh
This film was beautifully done!!! Can't say enough good things...

Excellent movie

By cvilleheather
My husband and I and our 11 year old daughter went to see this movie. We were a little concerned about taking her but she is a horse lover and was very excited to see it. Some of the details of...

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By rmeditz
Buck is one of the few movies that not only educates the public about human kindness but also champions the horse. Abuce comes in so many forms! Horses are naturally a kind animal...one must just...

Great story!

By saintez
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Splendid movie about an inspiring person

By RandytheMovieFan
If you're looking for something without special effects, ear-splitting noise and watered down characters, Buck is a wonderful choice. This portrait of a real-life person draws you in with its quiet...

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By lighteningboltantennas
The cowboy is cute and that's all that matters....He can be speaking incoherently and cleaning out the stable for 2 hours and I'll stay and watch. Great movie! Whoever did the casting should be...

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By tsmith5414
Even if you're not a horse lover, go see this movie!...

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By cathykona
Unbelievable! A must see movie. Such an amazing man, didn't want to leave the theater when the show was over....

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By letsbefrank01
It is a wonderful movie about how people can make choices in their lives to become a better person. It's not just about horses, it's about life....

Absolute must see...

By kornowsd
Direct Cindy Meehle did an incredible job without "telling" a story. So many documentaries, today, have an annoying voice over to tell us what we "should" hear and how we "need" to interpret events...

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Rated PG | For Mild elements, thematic elements and an injury