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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

  • 63
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's hard to tell whether Hyams' subjects are exceptionally nice guys or whether there's an excess of decency on the PBR circuit, but if even one were more conspicuously flawed, the film might be more compelling. show more

  • 80
    Mark Holcomb Village Voice

    Eschewing the jock-like aversion to "artiness" inherent in most sports docs, John Hyams's contemplative snapshot of professional bull riding, Rank, ups the ante for the form. show more

  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    As thorough an examination of the sport as you could hope to squeeze into 90 taut, well-organized minutes. show more

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