Brokeback Mountain (2005)



Critic Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Movie Info

Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity, language and some violence)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 4, 2006
Box Office: $83.0M
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Critic Reviews for Brokeback Mountain

All Critics (234) | Top Critics (49)

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… | March 8, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

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… | August 2, 2010
Cinema Crazed

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… | July 6, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

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… | December 6, 2009

Lee can't tell the difference between criticizing oppression and turning out an oppressed work

Full Review… | August 30, 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… | November 21, 2008

Audience Reviews for Brokeback Mountain

Umm, why did i put off seeing thes great movie for two years? Stupid, stupid, stupid!

Standing in the aisles applauding wildly great!

Bob Stinson

Super Reviewer


Faultless in its sheer power and emotion

Louis Rogers
Louis Rogers

Super Reviewer

The movie occasionally drags, but in the end it is a powerful film featuring excellent acting and excellent writing. It is griping and also quite devastating. The drama is intense, and the emotions are raw.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

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