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Buck (2011)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  16 February 2012 (Australia)
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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

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An examination of the life of acclaimed 'horse whisperer' Buck Brannaman, who recovered from years of child abuse to become a well-known expert in the interactions between horses and people.

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There's no wisdom worth having that isn't hard won

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Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury

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Buck - Der wahre Pferdeflüsterer  »

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$67,548 (USA) (17 June 2011)

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$4,023,123 (USA) (23 September 2011)
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Nice Message of Over Coming Abuse
27 June 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Buck (2011)

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Nice look at Buck Brannaman, the man best known as being a "horse whisperer" and was seen in the Robert Redford movie. This is a pretty interesting look at a man that many people might not have known about but after watching this it's pretty hard to forget him. Now, I should mention that I'm in no way, shape or form a "horse" lover so I'm probably not the best person for a film like this. I'm sure those horse lovers will be even more interested in the subject so I'm sure they'll connect with it even more than I did. Still, I think the real key to the film is that it shows someone who was able to work through the horrors in their own life and try to show compassion for another person or animal in this case. Buck talks about the horrors that his father put on him as a child, which included a lot of physical abuse. There's a damning story of Buck being so afraid of getting a beating that we slept out side in freezing temperatures just because the cold was better than going into the house where his father was. I really thought it was fascinating hearing how Buck takes the violence that was put upon himself and knows how to turn it around to show compassion towards others. Of course, many people are going to want to see him work his "job" and we get some pretty good shots of him working with horses and trying to cure them of whatever the problem might be. At just 87-minutes the film never overstays its welcome and for the most part I thought it was a nice look at a rather interesting man.


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