• R, 2 hr. 14 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Ang Lee
    In Theaters:
    Dec 9, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 4, 2006
  • Focus Features


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Brokeback Mountain Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

August 2, 2010
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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 Source: Matt's Movie Reviews | Original Score: 4/5

July 6, 2010
Rubin Safaya

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 Source: Cinemalogue.com | Original Score: A+

December 6, 2009

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 Source: Film4 | Original Score: 4/5

November 21, 2008
Brian Marder

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 Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 4/5

November 20, 2008
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

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.

Full Review Source: Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)

May 10, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

At its core, Brokeback Mountain is not a gay love story%u2013it is simply a love story.

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 8/10

February 28, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

It has the simplicity and clarity of a fable, wedded to the gnarled and taciturn physical realism of the Western.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

August 11, 2007
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

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 Source: Film Scouts | Original Score: A

June 21, 2007
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International

Annie Proulx's beautiful, delicate short story...has been transformed into a beautiful, delicate movie under the masterly direction of Ang Lee.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 22, 2007
Ethan Alter
NYC Film Critic

Just a well-made, well-acted melodrama that is quiet and reflective instead of big and bombastic.

Full Review Source: NYC Film Critic | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2006
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today

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

September 22, 2006
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

it could have been real campy, if it weren't so well-crafted as to be Oscar material

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 10, 2006
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Film with much religious and mystical imagery.

Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television

August 22, 2006
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

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 Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

August 20, 2006
Matt Pais

A gorgeous meditation on the sorrow of finding everything you want and not knowing how to keep it.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 4, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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 Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 12, 2006
Damon Wise
Empire Magazine

[A] powerful and moving film, a smart study of relationships that could but can't and never will be.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 5/5

April 1, 2006
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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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 Source: AV Club | Original Score: A

March 8, 2006
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

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 Source: F5 (Wichita, KS) | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 9, 2006
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