Brokeback Mountain Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
August 2, 2010
An important and original romance that really and finally portrays the homosexual romance as two humans falling in love and never plays it for clichés...
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
A romantic western with a twist, Brokeback Mountain is a haunting and well acted exploration of a forbidden and secretive love affair between two cowboys.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rubin Safaya
Cinemalogue.com
December 6, 2009
Brokeback Mountain is ultimately about the paralysis of regret and how it fractures the lives of not just those afflicted by it, but everyone else around them.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
August 30, 2009
Lee can't tell the difference between criticizing oppression and turning out an oppressed work
November 21, 2008
Arguably Ang Lee's best film, this swooning, achingly sad near-masterpiece offers a universal love story that lingers long in the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
If you have the patience to sit through a slow-moving romance and you lack the vanity to be put off by explicit cowboy on cowboy relations, you'll greatly appreciate the light at the end of Brokeback Mountain, a work of art that's more than just a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
May 10, 2008
At times feels as ancient and familiar as any well-worn piece of American legend, even if its content could set John Wayne spinning in his grave.
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
At its core, Brokeback Mountain is not a gay love story%u2013it is simply a love story.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 11, 2007
It has the simplicity and clarity of a fable, wedded to the gnarled and taciturn physical realism of the Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
A masterful telling of star crossed love, with all the complications of any affair. Neither gratuitous nor shying away from the hidden pasion, Lee crafts a sublte and quite beautful film.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
February 22, 2007
Annie Proulx's beautiful, delicate short story...has been transformed into a beautiful, delicate movie under the masterly direction of Ang Lee.
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic
December 30, 2006
Just a well-made, well-acted melodrama that is quiet and reflective instead of big and bombastic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 22, 2006
Though presented as a story of thwarted love -- of ache and longing and regrets -- it's ultimately a story about the relationships that shape us -- for better and for worse.
| Original Score: 3/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 10, 2006
it could have been real campy, if it weren't so well-crafted as to be Oscar material
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television
August 22, 2006
Film with much religious and mystical imagery.
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer
August 20, 2006
A gallery of worthy performances, crisp direction and a quietly graceful script make Brokeback Mountain something of a landmark in Hollywood's 2005 slate of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
A gorgeous meditation on the sorrow of finding everything you want and not knowing how to keep it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 12, 2006
Behind its convenient (and infuriating) designation as "the gay cowboy movie," this is as universal as any love story Hollywood has produced in recent times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
[A] powerful and moving film, a smart study of relationships that could but can't and never will be.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Top Critic
Keith Phipps
AV Club
March 8, 2006
The approach is dry as the Wyoming landscape, and while it occasionally threatens to pull the film out of shape, it's still the right one for these men.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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