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PG| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
American cowboy Buck Brannaman has a unique way of communicating with horses, and it's exactly this unorthodox style of training that inspired the novel "The Horse Whisperer." In this documentary, director Cindy Meehl gets to know the real-life Buck as she reveals his fascinating story about how an abusive childhood helped teach him the compassion and insight needed to train horses, not with punishment but by treating them the way he would treat humans -- with respect.

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Director: Cindy Meehl

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Buck (2011)

Release Date: January 29th, 2011|1 hr. 28 min.

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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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 contribution to "The Horse Whisperer" (1998). Redford likes him, so he can't be a phony. show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable. show more

  • 63
    David Hiltbrand Philadelphia Inquirer

    Brannaman is a fascinating character, but Buck is so tightly focused that only avid horse lovers will find it appealing. show more

  • July 21, 2011 davidxaviersdad
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    An amazing & magical movie! My only complaint is it was too short!

  • July 21, 2011 joesusalyn
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    Excellent documentary film. Enjoyed it immensely and highly recommend it.

  • July 20, 2011 sc00000015068241
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    I like horse stories.

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'Buck' at Hot Docs: Move Over Cesar Millan, the Horse Whisperer Is Here

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Monika Bartyzel on May 6th, 2011 10:15AM

'Buck' is the kind of sweet, easily enjoyable film that grows on you. It might focus on the inspiration for Robert Redford's 'The Horse Whisperer,' but it doesn't have the Hollywood buzz. It...

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