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Rider, The (15)


US drama in which a rodeo cowboy is left unable to compete after a riding accident.

The critical consensus

A thoughtful and thought-provoking look at identity, aspiration and a precarious way of life, this is anchored by a stunning performance by Brady Jundreau and inspired direction by Chloé Zhao.

****(*)Helen O'Hara, Empire Online, 10/09/2018

Casting non-actors, Chloé Zhao creates a lyrical and authentic film about life as a rodeo cowboy.

****(*)Philip Concannon, The Skinny, 10/09/2018

Chloé Zhao's mesmerising second feature blurs the line between reality and fiction.

****(*)Kevin Harley, The List, 10/09/2018

It’s an elegiac affair but one that portrays its troubled main character with extraordinary tenderness and insight.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 12/09/2018

Chloé Zhao’s The Rider is an example of regional American cinema at its finest.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 13/09/2018

A remarkable film in many respects, and Zhao works wonders with a non-professional cast.

****(*)David Jenkins, Little White Lies, 13/09/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow from Friday October 5, 2018, until Sunday October 7, 2018. More info:

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