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The Rider (2018)The Rider (2018)

The Rider (2018)

A Real-Life Rodeo Star Plays Himself

Drama, Western

best
THE VERY BEST

8.5

movie

United States of America

English

Raw, Sunday, Suspenseful

2018

Chloé Zhao, Female director

Brady Jandreau, Derrick Janis, Mooney

103 min

Synopsis

Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, and a gifted horse trainer, young cowboy Brady is warned that his riding days are over after a horse crushed his skull at a rodeo. In an attempt to regain control of his own fate, Brady undertakes a search for a new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of the United States.

Our Take

8.5
Bilal Zouheir

This is quite the movie. It’s based on the true story of Brady Jandereau, an ex-rodeo star who suffered from an injury that took him away from riding horses. This is the best part, in the movie, he actually plays himself. His friends in the movie are his real-life friends. And the horse taming scenes are real wild horses being trained (by him). The line between reality and the filmmaking process is so thin here. An absolutely mesmerizing movie, directed by Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao. The Rider. Don’t miss it.

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Nakayama

Fantastic cinematography and a beautiful film. The story is simple but so well-performed.

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