• Released
  • December 2, 2011
  • NR , 1 hr 40 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Documentary
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Lads & Jockeys Synopsis
Teens undertake a grueling regimen as they train for a career in horseracing.
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Variety

A must for the equine-inclined, and a candid look at fearful ambition.
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Village Voice

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Director Benjamin Marquet mingles black-and-white footage of students past with that of his current focus - three 14-year-olds in their...
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67

The A.V. Club

By giving the boys onscreen room to be goofy and immature, Marquet makes the film something warmer than a formal study in discipline and...
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63

Slant Magazine

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Half-formed expressions of disappointment, hope, struggle, confusion, and boyish playfulness on faces otherwise marked by youth's...
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60

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Lads & Jockeys conveys first-race terrors and last-place humiliation with indulgent thoroughness.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Racing enthusiasts will appreciate historical footage, while a thread about a new student overwhelmed by his responsibilities has promise....
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Rated NR