7.6/10
3,060
50 user 96 critic
Trailer
2:31 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Cindy Meehl
10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

TV Junkie (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A man tries to discover his purpose in life after searching through 3000 hours of video and over 5000 photos.

Directors: Michael Cain, Matt Radecki
Stars: Rick Kirkham, Tom Brokaw, James Brown
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A sports documentary centered around one of the biggest college basketball rivalries in the United States: the UK - U of L game.

Director: Rory Owen Delaney
Stars: John Calipari, Rick Roberts, Denny Crum
Bear Island (2014)
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Three brothers go to remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Barents Sea to find the perfect wave; travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a paraglider and food found in supermarket trash canisters back home in Norway.

Directors: Edda Grjotheim, Inge Wegge
Stars: Håkon Wegge, Inge Wegge, Markus Wegge
Hype! (1996)
Documentary | History | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary covering the growth and subsequent overexposure of the Seattle "grunge" music scene in the early 90s

Director: Doug Pray
Stars: 7 Year Bitch, Valerie M. Agnew, Carrie Akre
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A PBS documentary on a special kind of American music, which features performances of samples and interviews with talking heads.

Directors: Matt Grimm, Nick Huton
Stars: Ed Helms, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In "Lady Valor", former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. In 2011, after 20 years of service ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Herzog, Sandrine Orabona
Stars: Kristin Beck
Junkopia (1981)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A short film that shows Boundless, Surreal objects that are juxtaposed with our present World. Cars, Motorways, noise of our modern society; A giant city in the distance - all that shrouds ... See full summary »

Directors: John Chapman, Chris Marker, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Arielle Dombasle
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A sequel to "Planetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume" ONA.

Director: Naokatsu Tsuda
Stars: Dawn Michelle Bennett, Morgan Berry, Christopher Bevins
Documentary | Action | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis
Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A physical comedy about yearning

Director: Bob Byington
Stars: Justin Rice, Kevin Corrigan, Pat Healy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A family finally comes to terms with the grief over their son's suicide 25 years earlier.

Director: Maria Finitzo
Stars: Daphne Zuniga, Michael Hogan, Jack Griffo
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Jonas Mekas' elegant report on a Poughkeepsie police department's raid of Timothy Leary's base-of-operations amply demonstrates the political potential of his diary filmmaking. The film's ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Mekas
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Buck Brannaman ... Himself
Gary Myers Gary Myers ... Himself
Bibb Frazier Bibb Frazier ... Himself
Betty Staley Betty Staley ... Herself
Gwynn Turnbull Weaver ... Herself
Shayne Jackson Shayne Jackson ... Himself
Annette Venteicher Annette Venteicher ... Herself
Robert Redford ... Himself
Reata Brannaman Reata Brannaman ... Herself
Nevada Watt Nevada Watt ... Herself
Mary Brannaman Mary Brannaman ... Herself
Johnny France Johnny France ... Himself
Betsy Shirley Betsy Shirley ... Herself
Paige Morris Paige Morris ... Herself
Bill Seaton Bill Seaton ... Himself
Edit

Storyline

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 2012 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Buck - Der wahre Pferdeflüsterer See more »

Filming Locations:

Montana, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,548, 19 June 2011

Gross USA:

$4,038,912

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,448,728
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

PRELUDE AND YODEL
Written by Simon Jeffes
Performed by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
When life gives you lemons, become the Horse Whisperer
10 September 2015 | by wasabisasakiSee all my reviews

"You can discipline and discourage, or you can discipline and encourage." Buck Brannaman, better known as the Horse Whisperer, is really good at the second half of that quote.

Buck Brannaman has had to go through a lot in order to become the person who he is today. This spellbinding documentary follows the life of the Horse Whisperer and the awe he carries with him wherever he goes. He is the psychiatrist that works on the relationship between the horse and the human. It's Buck's story, though, that really sets him apart from others that might be like him. He has had to overcome numerous mountains in order to be the person people know him as.

Every interview that was shown in the documentary was emotional and truly heartfelt. The people that truly know Buck really understand the difficulties that he had to go through.

Switching gears, the music and camera work were on point. The shots that were captured and the music that was played with every interview, every story, every moment made the documentary what it is, outstanding!


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 50 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed