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Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House 2011 NR CC

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Theodore Roosevelt: A Cowboy's Ride to the White House is the exciting story of a physically challenged young man from Harvard who came to the western frontier in 1883. Theodore Roosevelt bought a ranch, learned how to ride, shoot, hunt and acquired the

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Genres Documentary
Director Unavailable
Studio Janson Media
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
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Horrific. This was heavily subsidized by the Tourism Board of North Dakota (no joke) and the first 10-minutes of footage show the Dakota Badlands and talk about their majesty, without even mentioning T.R. The next several scenes show a modern actor, in period (cowboy) clothing, from the back, walking through fields with electronic noise and sepia-toned to make it look old. The lackluster, oddly-inflected, voice-enhances rather than dissipates the crushing dullness.

Not much information here about the larger than life persona of Teddy Roosevelt--which is a shame, because he's a great historic figure with a of meat for the biographer.

This film doesn't give good service to T.R. and I suspect the Dakota Badlands suffer as well. I wish I could give it less than one-star.
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By G. C. on August 20, 2013
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i'm not sure what i expected with this video, but something more well rounded. the piece is about the time roosevelt spent in the badlands and how it effected him as a man, how much he seemed to love it and how it was important for him to create these wonderful nature preserves and parks we have now - which is great, but this idea is repeated over and over. if you were to edit this down so the idea was expressed only once, you'd have a piece that was only a few minutes long. and the way that roosevelt's time is described in such detail, you would think that he spent years there, only to be told that it was only a scant few months. it is telling to see who put the money up for this production.
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It's a pretty short doc and short of a lot of details. However, it's one more piece of the puzzle in understanding one of the most successful and influential presidents of the 20th century. His legacy includes lasting family values and happy lives for the nation's workers. He's sculpted into Mount Rushmore with the founding fathers for a reason and it's great to learn why. I should mention that I watched it free of charge with my prime membership. If I had paid for it, the review would be more about how it's not worth the price.
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By Paul on December 18, 2011
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This is an interesting piece about Teddy Roosevelt and North Dakota. I did not know that his ranching experience in North Dakota really made him into a man!!!! I can visualize this green horn from New York stepping off the train in Medora, Western North Dakota to look at his new ranch. The real cowboys must of broke into laughter when he waltzed into the Medora bar. I can see them making bets on how long this Eastern will make it in the real West. His strong character was really given a chance to be tested and blossum. Even if you don't have an interest in Teddy, you really should see this video and you will have a better understanding and respect for our future President.
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This looked more like a North Dakota tourist promotion than a history of this president. Mostly fluff instead of real history lessons.
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This period of his life illustrates why it was necessary for his political future. Still one the greatest presidents from the GOP.
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This is a very interesting documentary on T. Roosevelt before he was president - focusing mainly on his time in the badlands of North Dakota where he really became the man he was to be. Where he really developed his character. This time period is the KEY to who he was and how he got to be that way.

It was wonderful to learn about this great man in our country's history - and there is also plenty of great scenery in this documentary.
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There are some drop dead beautiful scenes of the Bad Lands. There are some great old time photographs of the cowboys, local folk and animals. There are some interesting nuggets of information about Theodore Roosevelt. There are also some scenes and themes that are used over and over and over and over. I found I was checking the remaining time often and thinking it should have been shorter.
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