Genres: Documentary

Review: Buck

What our critics thought of Buck

Christy Lemire
Delightful, inspiring subject matter.

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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
A puff piece.

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What our critics are saying online

Buck Brannaman was the original "Horse Whisperer," the character who inspired Nicholas Sparks' novel and was hired by Robert Redford as on-set consultant for his 1998 film. He has a way with horses, and Cindy Meehl's documentary is moving as he shows them engaged in dances of understanding. W.G. Sebald once wrote, "Men and animals regard each other across a gulf of mutual incomprehension," but Buck and his animals seem to have bridged it. …Read Full Review
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times - 06/22/2011