Brokeback Mountain Reviews

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 11, 2006
A jaundiced portrait of maleness in crisis… extending not only to… the central characters, but also to the validity of manhood as exemplified by every other male character in the film.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 9, 2006
There is very little in the cold, clear air of Brokeback Mountain that isn't first rate [although] its argument may, for many of us, already seem strangely under- and overdone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
February 9, 2006
The first quarter of Brokeback Mountain plays like a silent movie version of Waiting of Godot, but starring two Marlboro Men instead of Vladimir and Estragon . . .
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
February 8, 2006
Beautifully photographed and well acted, but also slow moving and episodic
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 7, 2006
This is a beautiful movie, and a brave one -- and not in a grandstanding, PC kind of way. Ledger stands revealed as an actor of breath-taking gifts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
February 4, 2006
This here film, aint yer ma's cowboy tale none...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 2, 2006
Envolvendo o homossexualismo ou não, a história de amor narrada pelo filme é tocante por ser universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
January 31, 2006
Una épica historia de amor narrada con profunda sensibilidad y maestría; gran actuación de Heath Ledger. Tal vez el primer gran clásico del siglo XXI.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 27, 2006
Brokeback Mountain should be seen by everyone who loves movies, not because it tackles tough issues and has political consequence, but because it is a great film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
January 27, 2006
... Brokeback Mountain works as both real drama and as cultural snapshot of the bad old days.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Randy Myers
Contra Costa Times
January 27, 2006
Nearly every frame of this movie is elegant and beautiful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 27, 2006
Because 'Brokeback Mountain' has made such a profound impact on so many viewers, I almost feel guilty that I can't rave about it.
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
January 27, 2006
Lee and his collaborators have tapped into Proulx's story and gathered it up without missing a single sad, delicate nuance.
Moira Sullivan
FilmFestivals.com
January 26, 2006
If Brokeback Mountain is not about 'gay cowboys', perhaps it should be seen as a film about hate crimes and bullying against gays.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
January 26, 2006
I never became emotionally involved in their story
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
January 24, 2006
Breaks new ground, but not hearts
Full Review | Original Score: C
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 24, 2006
A film so plaintive and touching that it almost seems to weep of its own accord.
| Original Score: A
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 24, 2006
A genuinely moving story about repressed desire that transcends any boundaries the various cultural warriors will want to impose on it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 23, 2006
I didn't feel an "emotional" connection with this film that pretty much relies on such an emotional feeling to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
January 22, 2006
Better films were made in 2005 -- but none with the raw, emotional immediacy of what Ang Lee has accomplished, or a more palpable sense of hope beneath a sadness that runs bone-deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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