After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. 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 searches for a new identity.
Critics Reviews for The Rider:
- " Brady, rarely raising his voice above a murmur, takes us on an emotional journey, figuring out his own way forward. The plains go on forever; so, we hope, does hope." – Moira MacDonald , Seattle Times
- " My my, what a ride. " – Adam Graham , Detroit News
- " Cinema that's challenging and offbeat is always in danger of being overlooked. But “The Rider” deserves to be seen." – Calvin Wilson , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- " Classic westerns may never go out of style, but sometimes it's good to see a movie about a cowboy who's a full-fledged human and not a type." – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune