Cowboy Up

1 h 45 min2001X-RayPG-13
Rising rodeo star Ely Braxton is recovering from injuries that almost took his life, but he is determined to follow his father's footsteps as a bullriding champion. His brother, Hank is a rodeo clown; and though the two work closely together in the corral, their friendship becomes threatened when he starts dating a woman that Hank's always had a thing for.
Xavier Koller
Kiefer SutherlandMarcus ThomasDaryl Hannah
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Melinda DillonMolly RingwaldRussell MeansAnthony LuceroBo HopkinsPete Postlethwaite
Al CorleyEugene MussoBart Rosenblatt
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PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.6 out of 5 stars

669 global ratings

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TanyaReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good rodeo movie
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Just a good story, good movie, good cast. I grew up with rodeo when it was much closer and more connected than what it is today for most people. Always loved and still do being with horses and cows. Watched as the kids grew up and went from broncs to bulls, recovering from pretty much every thing you could imagine. I imagine whether you are country at heart or competitive athlete at heart or neither that this is still a good movie for pretty much anyone.
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Gina KeyReviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie
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I really liked this movie, the storyline was great, actors right on point , the scenery of the country
I highly recommend this movie !
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Maria Romana, Romantic Suspense AuthorReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not What You Think!
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This one took me by surprise. Honestly, I wasn't expecting much. I thought, oh, this is just going to capitalize on every silly cowboy/Western stereotype out there, and once it started, it seemed like it was actually going down some smarmy love triangle road, but ultimately, it wasn't either of these. Yes, there was plenty of good rodeo action and a little romance sprinkled in, but mostly, this was a story about family and about maturity--about what kind of person do you want to become? It never sagged and kept me engaged, and while the ending was tough, I loved it. I do recommend "Cowboy Up"!
10 people found this helpful
KamanteReviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
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A good example of what happens when people are selfish at the expense of everyone around them. This movie is hard to watch and gets harder as the plot progresses. If you are looking for anything remotely akin to a heart warming movie, skip this one. Not a pretty or satisfying ending. Only reason it was worth two stars -- the acting and cinematography are good. Also, this is an adult movie; not for kids.
2 people found this helpful
KMCapucilliReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
DEPRESSING (spoiler)
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Nothing enjoyable about the movie. Unsatisfying ending (for all human characters) but glad they did not kill the bull as it was not his fault - he did what he was trained to do.
BigWheelHawaiiReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Movie,,, Great Entertainment,,, Not Only For Rodeo Fans,,, But Everyone
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Regardless if you're a Rodeo Fan or not, this is a great movie... Great Acting Throughout,,, Great Cinematography,,, It's Well Written,,, Has a Great Plot,,, Great Dialog,,, Great Screen Play,, Fast Moving,,, Great Continuity... It's Just a Great Story Line,,, The End Result,,, Great Movie...
5 people found this helpful
Stephen WesteReviewed in the United States on May 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love it
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Great cowboy love story
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JoellynReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Bull Riding
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Good understanding to Bull Riding in rodeos
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