Buck (Blu-Ray)

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Studio MPI
SKU 226199108
UPC 030306188294
UPC 14 00030306188294
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/27/2011
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Editors Note
Note 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.
Box Office 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
Film Comment "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
Los Angeles Times "The film is deeply moving yet never maudlin in telling this hard-knocks-but-hope-infused story." 06/17/2011
Wall Street Journal "It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable." 06/17/2011
Movieline "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
New York Times "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
Chicago Sun-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
Entertainment Weekly "The movie is shaped with the same economy, restraint, and unfussiness as the man, to unexpectedly inspiring effect." -- Grade: A- 06/24/2011
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ascinating....Buck's deep-rooted respect for these dignified animals is truly inspiring." 05/01/2012
Sight and Sound "[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
Cast & Crew
David Robbins - Composer
Lee Dichter - Sound Re-Recording
Luke Geissbuhler - Director of Photography
Andrea Meditch - Creative Consultant
Liz Gallacher - Music Director
Guy Mossman - Director of Photography
Peter Rundquist - Additional Music/Songs
Buck Brannaman - Host
Cindy Meehl - Director
Technical Info
UPC 00030306188294
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 89 minutes
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Video Format Blu-Ray
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