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Average of 143 ratings: 3.7 Stars

2011 M Contains violence and coarse language.

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

Buck Brannaman, inspiration for "The Horse Whisperer," is revealed as a complex figure in this Sundance Audience Award winner for Best Documentary by Cindy Meehl. The master horseman reveals details of his troubled childhood and his dawning awareness of new ways that humans and horses might work with one another. As Buck learns more about horses, he finds that the ways we communicate with our animal companions offer lessons on how we relate to fellow human beings.

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Cindy Meehl
Documentary , Biographical , Culture & Society

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85 minutes

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1.78:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English; English for the hearing impaired
English Dolby Digital 5.1

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3.5 by jumping jack flash

Watched this with an open mind and glad I did watch it great doco and very interesting life this guy lived.

4 by Monamie

Loved this movie about an authentic character. Better than the horse whisperer as it's real life stuff. Interesting horses but not as interesting as their owners, the good, the bad and just plain sad ones.

4.5 by OrangePeko

What a terrific life story. Buck is a really interesting and impressive person. Great film.

4 by fat3

This was great very inspirational. We all really enjoyed this and the family was able to discuss how people can overcome difficult situations and have a good life

3.5 by dotstar

What an extraordinary man, not so much humble as real, brave in his truth, this movie was recommended to me, and when it started it was not at all what I wanted to see at that time. However Buck won... Read more

4.5 by Billybumbler

You don't have to be 'horsey' to enjoy this movie. Just a great film about a trainer who travels for 9 months of the year, parting with his knowledge and helping others to tune in to their horse's wavelength... Read more

4 by MickeyG

Beautifully put together, a touching story of how individuals overcome their childhood traumas to make this world a better place for them having been here!

4.5 by radio girl

Buck redeems the painof his horrific childhood and morphs it into his love of horses and understanding of them and people. He is a beautiful horseman and human being, loved it!

5 by earrth.child

great doco / movie horse whisperer real life. the life this guy lived is sad but amazing and has halped him to get to were he is . if you love horese you will love this i think we can all tack away... Read more

5 by soozcity

There are decent special effects in this film, but the car chase looked a little phony (the writing wasn't very good). Overall a decent effort, if you're a fan of horse racing.