The Rider

The Rider ★★★

For a movie that’s literally about getting back on the horse after it bucks you off, The Rider is so very subdued that it’s difficult to become fully enraptured in it.

It gets to a certain level of emotional involvement where the idea that the pain endured by Brady Blackburn (who is Brady Jandreau playing a version of his real life self) in walking away from the only thing he loves is far deeper and more painful than anything he’d have ever experienced while riding and yet-this still feels incomplete.

I don’t know, maybe I’m just upset Brady never took his precious younger sister, Lilly, to the carnival like he promised her.