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1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker John Hyams follows three rodeo cowboys as they vie for the Professional Bull Riding Championship in Las Vegas. Justin McBride is a third-generation bull rider; Mike Lee, 21, is a born-again Christian; and Adriano Moraes has been in the sport since he was 18. The three struggle through the danger, pain and injury in their quest for the prize.


Director: John Hyams

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: IFC Films

Rank (2006)

Release Date: June 28th, 2006|1 hr. 25 min.

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  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    That final night of competition is exciting stuff, capped by a heroic victory ride, but this is otherwise a plodding feature about decent young people in a rough-and-tumble sport that makes you wonder how many IQ points they have being bucked around inside their heads. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Both in terms of the activities and characters depicted, Rank doesn't truly manage to sustain interest for the course of its feature-length running time. show more

  • 75
    New York Post

    At the Professional Bull Riders championships, a rough animal is called "rank." In this skillful documentary, you can almost hear the cracking bones as brave and/or stupid riders attempt to stay on these snorting 2,000-pound monsters for eight seconds. show more

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