Open Range - 2003 (R)


Year of Release: 2003
Rated: R
Director(s): Kevin Costner
Approx. Running Time: 139 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 Stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

-Ebert and Roeper

-Access Hollywood

Packed with epic actin, Open Range is a powerfully gripping story that's never been told until now, and stars Academy Award winners Robert Duvall (John Q) and Kevin Costner (Tin Cup), and Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (American Beauty). A group of free grazers, four men trying to escape their pasts, are driving cattle and living off the land on the open range - a place were nature makes the only laws. When a ruthless, evil rancher tries to run them out of town, the men's peaceful existence takes a tumultuous turn and ends in the grittiest, most explosive gunfight on film as two men battle a town for honor, justice and a way of life that's quickly disappearing.

My Comments:

Although certainly not without gunfights, saloon scenes, and other Western movie cliches, the focus of this film is the intimate (note I say "intimate" not "homosexual") bond between friends and the family unit they form on the lonely plains as free grazing cattlemen. All involved turn in solid performances and make for an excellent movie. If you like Westerns at all, watch this one.

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