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A truly American story about an unsung hero and one of the most successful documentaries of the year, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are not a horse person, you will gain insight into how people can overcome. That old adage that, 'abusers grow up to become abusers' is simply not true. I have several friends that are in the mental health field and they love the film.
If you are a horse person you may find a new path to getting more done with your horse by doing LESS sooner.... ah, that old gem: prepare for the transition and the transition will take care of itself...
Buck is holding the bar high and hoping we can all aspire to finding softness and harmony; in ourselves, with our horses, and in life.
This film is a treasure, we have been invited into the lives of some very special people. Watch it, look in your "mirror" assess what is reflected there, change where you need to then go share. Pay it forward and the world will be a better place.
FYI - I've seen this twice now with friends and would go again if asked while it's still up on the "big screen" every time I watch it I get something new.
Enjoy & happy trails
As one of the interviewees pointed out during the movie, perhaps "tortured souls", such as she calls Buck, have a special sensitivity to the horses they help that the average trainer lacks. Whatever it is, Buck's feel for the horse has enabled him to help thousands of horses with their "people problems", as he is wont to call them. "Buck" follows Brannaman as he takes to the road for nine months of each year, giving 2-day clinics all over the country. There is even footage of his daughter, Riata and her girlfriend, as they accompany him for part of the time, as well as Mary Brannaman, Buck's wife of many years.
Fans of Buck Brannaman will slurp this movie up like a kid eating ice cream on a hot day. But its appeal is far broader than just for those who love horses. Scenery is excellent, the music is catchy, and there are scenes of working cattle, Californios roping with Buck and Riata, and what most fans probably are looking for, Buck doing his thing with horses with issues. More than this, though, is the weaving of Buck's past through the film, along with footage of some of the Western horse world's greats, such as Tom Dorrance and Ray Hunt, mentors of Brannaman.
As if all this weren't enough, "Buck" shows how oftentimes clinics are about more than getting a handle on your horse.Read more ›
So, don't think it's just all cowboys and horses, it isn't really that at all, only on the surface.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic movie for anyone who loves animals, this man is absolutely wonderful to watch.Published 1 day ago by Ivy
I love this man. Every time I watch and read this book I am totally moved.Published 3 days ago by Kristy
There are a few mild instances of coarse language, but certainly nothing like what you would hear in the work place. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Ronald Clobes
Words will not do this 'documentary ' justice. It feels like we have a front row seat to a remarkable 'friends' life. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I LOVE this DVD ... I've watched it about 4 times ... I am always recommending it AND I don't even own a horse or around horses. It's just that this guy is so down to earth. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Dolores B