Rated PG · 88 minutes · 2011

There is an unquestionable decency about Buck Brannaman that imbues every scene of the documentary about the iconic horse-trainer. Brannaman was the model for The Horse Whisperer, and in Buck, you can see not only how he gains the trust and respect of unbroken horses, but also how he learned to trust other people. A childhood victim of constant physical and emotional abuse, Buck was something of a star trick roper when the cameras were rolling, but little more than his father’s punching bag when they weren’t. That he has lived a fairly normal life since is commendable; that he uses his past to teach patience and love to horses and their riders is about the best way that story could turn out. Buck is a fascinating character study of a man who’s brimming with it.
Official Site: www.buckthefilm.com
Director: Cindy Meehl
Producer: Cindy Meehl and Julie Goldman




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Charleston City Paper Cindy Meehl’s doc takes a look at Buck The horsey Buck Brannaman is the gooey and charm-filled center of director Cindy Meehl's documentary about horse sense and human sense, Buck. by Felicia Feaster 07/13/2011
Indy Week The triumphant life of horse whisperer Dan "Buck" Brannaman Cindy Meehl's documentary, deservedly the winner of audience awards at this year's Sundance and Full Frame festivals, is not a movie about "horse problems"; it's a movie about "people problems," to paraphrase its star. by Neil Morris 06/29/2011
NUVO Ed reviews 'Buck' You don't need to be a horse buff to enjoy this moving documentary about horse trainer Buck Brannaman. by Ed Johnson-Ott 06/29/2011
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Memphis Flyer Buck "Horse whisperer" doc is surprisingly affecting. by Chris Herrington 06/30/2011
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