Ride Like A Girl

Ride Like A Girl

Ride Like A Girl

Biopic on Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. Stars Teresa Palmer and Sam Neill. This is the feature directorial debut from actor Rachel Griffiths.

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Reviews & comments

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

While formulaic, at times cheesy, and avoiding much of the controversy that swirls around the racing industry, it's big on determination, grit and passion.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is play-to-the-bleachers entertainment, loaded with Hallmark sentiment and configured with an atmospheric integrity a cut above a soft drink commercial.

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even with Payne's plight as a woman in a vastly male-dominated realm repeatedly thrust to the fore, the film remains general and formulaic.

1
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

As for Ride Like a Girl's all-important racetrack sequences, they are passable enough, but not quite as exhilarating as first-time director Rachel Griffiths and her team have been making out while promoting the movie.

2.0
0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Rachel Griffiths directs this handsome biopic about Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne with a steady hand - and one eye on the finish line.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

What interests Griffiths most is the Payne family and the film is at its best when concentrating on the dynamics of this close-knit clan. It's heartening and it's fun but Payne herself remains slightly out of focus.

3.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

While formulaic, at times cheesy, and avoiding much of the controversy that swirls around the racing industry, it's big on determination, grit and passion.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

This is play-to-the-bleachers entertainment, loaded with Hallmark sentiment and configured with an atmospheric integrity a cut above a soft drink commercial.

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

Even with Payne's plight as a woman in a vastly male-dominated realm repeatedly thrust to the fore, the film remains general and formulaic.

1
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

As for Ride Like a Girl's all-important racetrack sequences, they are passable enough, but not quite as exhilarating as first-time director Rachel Griffiths and her team have been making out while promoting the movie.

2.0
0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

Rachel Griffiths directs this handsome biopic about Melbourne Cup-winning jockey Michelle Payne with a steady hand - and one eye on the finish line.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

What interests Griffiths most is the Payne family and the film is at its best when concentrating on the dynamics of this close-knit clan. It's heartening and it's fun but Payne herself remains slightly out of focus.

3.0
0