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The Rider

The Rider is a movie starring Brady Jandreau, Mooney, and Tim Jandreau. After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Other Titles
Jahač, Binici, The Rider - Il sogno di un cowboy, Le cowboy, A rodeós, Jeździec, Καλπάζοντας με το όνειρο, Domando o Destino, ザ・ライダー, 重生騎士, Ha'rokhev
Running Time
1 hours 44 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Western, Drama
Chloé Zhao
Chloé Zhao
Tim Jandreau, Mooney, Brady Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Brady Blackburn, a rodeo bronc rider with some renown, learned everything he knows about horses and riding from his parents, Wayne and the now deceased Mari Blackburn. Brady is recovering from a fall off a bronking horse in a rodeo, the most serious of the injuries being a skull fracture which required a metal plate being inserted into his head. Including checking himself out of the hospital earlier than advised, Brady is determined to get back up onto the literal and proverbial horse as quickly as possible as being a cowboy is all he knows. But deep in his heart he knows that returning to the rodeo in particular is something that is probably not in the cards without increased risks, which is eventually confirmed by his doctor who tells him that he cannot sustain another serious head injury without some major consequence. He does not even want his friends and family to treat him with kid gloves in being able to do any of those physical activities which are part and parcel for him of being a man and a cowboy. Brady has to come to some realization as to this fact and come to terms with it - which is difficult even as his best friend, former rodeo rider Lane Scott will forever be institutionalized needing around the clock medical care from a similar accident - or end up killing himself physically in the attempt to bronc again, or killing himself emotionally in not being able to do what he loves.

Comments about western «The Rider» (6)

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Timothy B.

I was lucky enough to catch this movie at a preview in a theater, and I must say it was a bit disappointing because I didn't think the movie would live up to the hype. However, I am pleased to say that this was not the case. I think it was the best movie I've seen this year. It was beautifully shot, and I was riveted. The story was gripping and the characters were strong. There were some holes in the story, but I think that was done to make the movie more personal to the audience. The ending was beautiful. If you're into Westerns or have been following the series, then I would highly recommend seeing this movie.

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Nicole Jacobs

The movie was pretty good. It had a nice story. It had some interesting things to it. The characters were interesting and I thought the acting was great. I thought the director did a good job. There was some cool looking pictures in the movie that made it look like an art film. The camera work was really good and the acting was pretty good. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is into independent movies.

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I have to admit that this movie is by far one of my all time favorites. The theme is very well done. There are a lot of things that have been said about this film, but I think it is best left alone. The characters are very well developed and you really feel for them. The setting is perfect and I can't think of a better place to put the whole movie. The only thing I would change about the movie is that I think the title should have been "The rider" and not "The Rider". The title is just too similar to another western and I don't think it's appropriate. That being said, I really don't think this movie is for everyone. It's about a man with no morals who kills for a living. It's not a western, and not a film that you would want your kids to see. However, it's a good movie to sit back and watch with friends, and it is one of the few movies that you can watch over and over. I would give it a 7 out of 10, but I would rate it a 10 out of 10. If you are in the mood for a great western, then you'll love this movie.

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Angela Valdez

The most important thing to remember about The Rider is that it's not just a gunfight, it's a narrative, a story that can be understood without a synopsis. Everything from the opening sequence to the climactic final showdown is important in understanding what the film is about. Although I don't consider The Rider to be a masterpiece, I do consider it to be one of the most exceptional movies of the year. There are plenty of pros and cons for this movie. The cinematography is beautiful. The character development is well done and believable. The acting is great. The script is original, and the music is haunting. There are plenty of "what if" moments. The screenplay is well crafted. Overall, this is an excellent film. The Rider has great pacing, great acting, and great cinematography. This is a must-see for fans of war films and people who enjoy good, original movies.

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Nicole Bryant

I have never seen a western so well acted. There are no heroes, no villains, no innocent victims, no hero. What we get is a story of a man who is the last man standing in the midst of an onslaught of vicious, barbaric enemies. The story is simple, but powerful. It is set in the Spanish American War, and the characters are human beings. The story is one of survival. The entire cast, in particular Sam Elliott, had the best job I have ever seen. My hat goes off to you, Sam Elliott! I cannot wait to see your next movie!

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Ruth L.

I can't remember a movie that I've seen where I got so many different meanings from the acting, story, and just the whole thing. I loved the performances, the story, the acting, the story, and everything else in this movie! This movie is so different from the others. It is way better than what I expected and it's a real shame that the movie went straight to DVD, but I guess they could have just kept the DVD out of the box and let people know that this is a different kind of movie. This movie is worth your money. You won't be disappointed!