“Jockey” is lifted above it’s hoary sports-movie cliches by a trio of good performances including a radiant Molly Parker

He is an excellent character actor whose face you recognize even though you may not know his name – isn’t that the definition of a great character actor – and right now you can see him as a carnival barker in “Nightmare Alley”, his typical small disposable role. However, in this movie, all of his best scenes are with Parker. They have a lovely rapport based on their shared love of horses, and when they get a little drunk and let their guard down, there is a suggestion that there might be something deeper or a history of something deeper between them.

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