CAST: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau DIRECTOR: Chloe Zhao CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS | ENDS 7/5
Based on a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
In telling the story of a disappearing slice of America, Zhao has created a portrait of resilience, and the bonds that last even after the rodeo's over.Emily Yoshida, New York Magazine/Vulture
The Rider marries the majestic vistas of the greatest American westerns with a deeply interior story of a cowboy having to renegotiate his identity.Ben Croll, TheWrap
It's difficult to describe the immense weight that descends upon you when you realize you're seeing real Indian reservation cowboys moving through a lightly fictionalized version of their lives.April Wolfe, L.A. Weekly
A masterpiece about the human condition.Linda Cook, Quad City Times