• Buck (2011)


Release Date: June 17th, 2011

DVD Release Date: October 4th, 2011

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.

Director: Cindy Meehl

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Motto Pictures

Keywords: Inspiring, Father, Endearing, Brother, 2010s, Touching, Transformation, Passionate, Rise, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 80
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    Soft-spoken and stoical, Brannaman is a firm but sensitive presence in front of the camera and facing down a spooked horse. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    A quietly captivating portrait of an unlikely character, Buck is as modest as its subject and wins viewers over just as easily. show more

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