DVD - 2011
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life 'horse-whisperer', he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses, and people, with his understanding, compassion and respect.

Published: New York, NY : IFC Films, 2011.
Edition: Widescreen format.
ISBN: 9780788614132
Branch Call Number: DVD 636.1083 BUC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (89 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Apr 22, 2014
  • beckythecat1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was a wonderful feel good film. any one who loves animals and people with a bit of heart brake will adore this film.

Apr 16, 2014
  • gregarioushermit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a beautiful, heart wrenching documentary. Watch it with your consciousness and heart open, and you will receive layers of teachings.

Feb 16, 2014
  • wendybird rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

While I loved most of the content -- the story is interesting, and certainly, Buck has earned his place as a hard working Horse Whisperer, given his abuse as a child -- I would have LOVED to know more about his method with the horses. But -- apparently -- that costs money :) !

Mar 10, 2013

A beautiful, heart-filled documentary about a man who trains horses. This might be one of the best docs I've ever seen. And the cinematography is out of this world. Brought more than a few tears to my eyes - he has quite a painful history. Amazing he is who he is today.

Feb 01, 2013
  • geomillar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The cover will make you think COWBOY but the content will show you the PATRON SAINT for all who love horses.

Nov 28, 2012
  • nferndale rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Liked it a lot. We get to learn a lot about people and horses, and how horse's behaviour reflect the owner's behaviour. And we learn a lot about Buck and his life voyage. It is all very interesting.

Nov 08, 2012
  • Quimeras rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

As an urbanite, I have had very limited contact with horses, and I personally question whether riding any animal is abuse. Nonetheless, “Buck” is an informative and engaging documentary.

Aug 26, 2012
  • mysccl rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Documentary on a horse trainer

Aug 19, 2012
  • xaipe rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wonderful documentary on horse training (only sounds dull) which is really about how to successfully communicate with animals as well as people. Loved it - and as a added bonus, it has a very funny joke at the end.

Aug 06, 2012
  • Raun rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This documentary of humane horse trainer Buck Brannaman will enthrall all animal lovers; even the most experienced equestrians can benefit from seeing alternative ways to partner with a horse. Too bad there are not more like him. It's not a scripted drama but has many dramatic moments. Gives some insight into Robert Redford's "The Horse Whisperer".

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