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Buck (2011) Buck Brannaman escaped an abusive childhood in Montana and Idaho to become a master teacher of horsemanship and the main inspiration for the book and… 2011-06-17 88 Minutes PG PT88M Buck Brannaman Sundance Selects
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Buck (2011)

MPAA Rating: PG, 88 Minutes

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Buck
Image credit: Cindy Meehl
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Jun 17, 2011; Rateds: 88 Minutes, PG; Length: 88 Minutes; With: Buck Brannaman; Distributor: Sundance Selects

Buck Brannaman escaped an abusive childhood in Montana and Idaho to become a master teacher of horsemanship and the main inspiration for the book and the movie The Horse Whisperer. First-time documentarian Cindy Meehl follows the humble, authoritative cowboy — an American ideal of grace and hard work over adversity — as he travels the country giving his famous clinics for ''horses with people problems.'' The result is a portrait that expertly mirrors its subject: Buck is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect. (Also available on demand) A–

Originally posted Jun 15, 2011 Published in issue #1160 Jun 24, 2011 Order article reprints
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