Open Range (2003)
Critic Consensus: Greatly benefiting from the tremendous chemistry between Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, Open Range is a sturdy modern Western with classic roots.
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as Boss Spearman
as Charley Waite
as Sue Barlow
as Denton Baxter
as Sheriff Poole
as Doc Barlow
as Cafe Man
as Ralph's Wife
as Cafe Woman
as Bartender Bill
as Mack's Wife
as Mack's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for Open Range
Handsomely mounted, as you would expect, Open Range has a good deal to commend it.
Just about everything in this movie has its antecedent: a little bit of Shane here, a chunk of High Noon there, and so on. And yet it's all rather pleasing, in a regressive sort of way.
The thunderous climax -one of the muddiest, bloodiest and most chaotic gunfights of the 2000s -makes it clear that Kevin Costner's plaintive, patient, slightly overlong Western was only sitting for a spell to race toward the finish.
Range is handed a stunning period scope by Costner's directorial eye, while forming an unexpectedly tender core to help endear these character past their grizzled exterior.
Audience Reviews for Open Range
Overlong but with a nice sweep, excellent music choices and good performances.
As a Western character study you couldn't do much better, the give and take between Duvall and Costner, the old man and the kid (10 years on), the glue holding the piece, with Bening doing very well as a strong frontier woman. And Gambon is a surprise as the ruthless cattle baron. Well worth your time.
Story: Super boring
Final shootout scene? One of the greatest western action set-pieces of all time. Watch for that scene and that scene alone.
Open Range Quotes
|Button:||No need to ask for no chores, Mose.|
|Mose Harrison:||Every man's gotta put his weight, Button.|
|Button:||Yeah, but my weight is half of yours.|
|Denton Baxter:||You're nuthin'!|
|Boss Spearman:||Maybe so, I'll still be breathin' in another minute.|
|Sue Barlow:||You're a disgrace, Marshal Poole. You always have been.|
|Sheriff Poole:||I know it. That's just the way it is.|
|Sue Barlow:||So is it marriage that scares you two, or puttin' down roots?|
|Boss Spearman:||No. Who'd have him? All rangy and mangy like a rough old dog.|
|Charley Waite:||How about I hold your head under water for just a little while?|
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