• The Rider (2018)

The Rider

Release Date: April 13th, 2018

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

After a riding accident leaves him unable to compete on the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy searches for a new purpose.

Cast: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Lane Scott, Cat Clifford, Derrick Janis, Tanner Langdeau, Terri Dawn Pourier

Director: Chloé Zhao

Genres: Drama , Western

Production Co: Highwayman Films, Caviar

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Inkoo KangSlate

    The film makes its primary case eloquently and elegiacally: The only thing more lonesome than a cowboy, surveying a land where no one understands him, is that same cowboy without a horse. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    To say the performances are authentic is clearly stating the point, but the Blackburn family opens up to give an easily intimate portrait of themselves. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Rider is a rare gem, a small, acutely observed portrait of a few lives on what used to be the frontier but is now a desolate backwater, the windswept badlands around Pine Ridge, South Dakota. show more

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