Jockey

2021

Drama

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IMDb Rating 6.7 10 430

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Uploaded By: FREEMAN
March 26, 2022 at 02:25 PM

Director

Cast

Molly Parker as Ruth Wilkes
Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva
Moises Arias as Gabriel Boullait
720p.BLU
871.42 MB
1280*534
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 34 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ferguson-6 7 / 10

when the ride is over

Greetings again from the darkness. "You gotta tell a horse when it's time to stop running." That line of dialogue is uttered in this racing film from writer-director Clint Bentley and co-writer Greg Kwedar, but the sentiment holds true for many others, including athletes, coaches, teachers, and politicians. For those who have spent their life pushing and driving, knowing when to stop does not come naturally. We learn this is so for jockeys, as well.

Clifton Collins Jr has long been one of our best and most intriguing character actors, and in a rare lead position, he becomes veteran jockey Jackson Silva. The man knows horses, but unfortunately, Father Time is catching up on the home stretch. Jackson is aging quickly as he fights to overcome a litany of injuries, including multiple broken backs. The timing for the end of one's passion is never good, and it's at this point where Jackson's long-time trainer, Ruth (Molly Parker), introduces him to "the horse" ... just in time for "the big race." Sure, it's all a bit convenient for a movie script, but it matters little, because filmmaker Bentley and actor Collins expertly capture the culture of racing in a naturalistic and organic way. Jackson carries himself with the quiet pride of a man who understands he's spent his life doing what he was meant to do.

As if on cue, young aspiring jockey Gabriel Boulliet (Moises Arias) shows up and informs that Jackson is his father - the result of a long ago fling with Gabriel's mother. Initially taken aback, Jackson and Gabriel form a strained bond through working out, training, and riding. In many movies, this story line would shift into eye-rolling melodrama, but that never occurs. Instead, filmmaker Bentley (whose dad was a jockey) maintains an organic feel by allowing a few real-life jockeys (including Scott Stevens and Logan Cormier) to exchange war stories. We hear firsthand accounts of the risks involved, and how these riders often become expendable.

Mr. Collins has westerns and horses in his acting bloodline - his grandfather shared the screen with John Wayne in RIO BRAVO (1959). It may not hurt that Collins is married to Clint Eastwood's daughter, yet mostly he comes across as a natural fit around horses and the track. His subtle masculinity is balanced by Ruth's ambition, and Collins shares a nice rapport with Ms. Parker, as well as with Mr. Arias. This is not the type of film where the horse racing takes center stage. In fact, we see no actual racing, and most of the riding scenes are performed in silence, rather than with the usual thundering hooves pounding the track. This is the epitome of a small movie and cinematographer Adolfo Veloso captures the intimacy of the characters. The story takes a backseat to the main characters, and we find ourselves right there in conversation with them.

Opening January 28, 2022.

Reviewed by rannynm 10 / 10

Pride and Vanity Don't Take You Anywhere

I like Jockey because it is a movie full of inspiring scenes. The storyline is very interesting and worth watching.

Jockey is about a famous and talented jockey named Jackson (Clifton Collins, Jr.) Jackson is looking forward to winning his last race, but he has been suffering from pain due to the multiple injuries through the years of competing in horse races. He meets this young man named Gabriel (Moises Arias) who claims to be his son and starts working with him. Jackson is not happy about the news, but still takes him under his wing and trains him to be a jockey. Jackson feels threatened by Gabriel because he becomes a good jockey and might take his place soon. The film has a twist that will leave the audience in awe. You need to watch the movie to find out.

Jockey is written by Clint Bentley and directed by Bentley and Greg Kwedar. It has beautiful scenery like the sun rising above a lake. The music is appealing and goes well with each scene. My favorite scene is when Jackson is training Gabriel at the jockey's training gym. Gabriel sits on a horse-like device. It shows how jockeys gain confidence training on this device, how they work on their grip and how to manage a horse.

The moral of this movie is that being vain doesn't take you anywhere. Jackson is a proud and vain jockey. He thinks he's so good that he's irreplaceable until he realizes he is not the young jockey he used to be. It took Gabriel to open his eyes.

I give Jockey 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 to 18, plus adults. This movie is rated R. Jockey will be released in theaters on February 4, 2022. By Ethan P., KIDS FIRST!

Reviewed by martimusross 1 / 10

A Colossal Bore, Skip This Tripe!

Jockey

This movie was just terrible from start to finish, it is just difficult to know where to start. To be frank it was a movie that didn't need to be made at all. Filmmaker tell stories and there just didn't seem to be any story of note worth telling here!

Firstly a movie needs to educate, entertain or inform, this movie failed on all three counts. Secondly all drama is a compression of reality over conflict, this lacked any compression, it seemed practically in real time and as for conflict there was none.

We had scene after scene that rattled off lists of injuries that the different jockeys had sustained, how is this a script. Unsurprisingly jockeys get injured, an unremarkable observation that could be made of any physical endeavour from sport to lumberjack.

Shock horror jockeys have a working life and retire, we all do that.

The dialogue was mundane in the extreme, nothing was discussed except injuries, horses, the next race and trainers. This sad bunch of peoples down time was merely spend drinking themselves to oblivion. This didn't seem a life worth living so why did they bother at all, why not make different life choices.

The "potential" story of a son that wasn't, was so badly handled it was like a film school project that scored a D minus.

The acting was pedestrian, the dialogue banal with unvarying cinematography and the whole thing bagged and sagged, lugubriously lurching from one clunky scene to the next. It had a similar tone to Nomadland, another movie that needn't have been made.

Lastly if we wanted reality or authenticity then this should be served in a documentary format, this movie was neither fish nor foul and stunk to high heaven.

This is a weak 1 outta 10, meaning a colossal bore no one should watch.

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