THe RiDeR

OUT 14 SEPTEMBER

Total Film - - Big Screen -

Af­ter a grim in­jury, bronco-rider Brady (Brady Jan­dreau) re­ceives stark ad­vice: if he keeps rid­ing, he’ll die. What’s a man to do? Us­ing non-pro­fes­sional ac­tors to re-en­act real-life sto­ries, Chloé Zhao’s slow-burner tack­les mas­cu­line cri­sis with rugged grace and ten­der re­al­ism. Even if the metaphors some­times labour the ob­vi­ous, there’s un­forced soul in the leads: Jan­dreau holds the screen like a nat­u­ral. Kevin Har­ley

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