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      Director Ang Lee, working from an adaptation of a short story from Annie Proulx, has created an epic motion picture about the power of love and the tragedy of separation. The chemistry between the stars is intense and tender.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | May 8, 2023

      Though it runs marginally overlong, Ledger and Gyllenhaal’s performances transform what is essentially a straightforward, perhaps unfluctuating love story into something remarkable and memorable.

      Full Review | Original Score: 7/10 | Mar 31, 2023

      A moving drama that grapples honestly with the closet, homophobia, and forbidden love in surprisingly fresh ways.

      Full Review | Nov 1, 2022

      One of the most romantic films I've ever seen. A passionate film about love, truth and life. Full review in Spanish

      Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5 | Feb 9, 2022

      The world we live in today is still doing its damndest to twist the very definition of love out of our hands. This film is a slap in every one of their santimonious, ignorant faces.

      Full Review | Jul 2, 2021

      Brokeback Mountain serves as something of an antidote to the incessant homophobic harping...

      Full Review | Jul 9, 2020

      It is challenging to find a movie that grabs you as hard as this does. The story lingers long after its woeful end, ultimately showing the power of such an amazing film, while also keeping and transferring the theme of longing to its audience.

      Full Review | Jun 9, 2020

      Heath Ledger gives an Oscar-worthy take on a man who already seems in mourning for a loss he will be late to grasp.

      Full Review | May 7, 2020

      Ledger hits all the right notes as Ennis, delivering a quiet performance filled with heartache and sorrow.

      Full Review | Nov 19, 2019

      The passion created here...makes no restrictions on who can understand and appreciate it. This is as fine a love story as there is. [May 10, 2018]

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Aug 22, 2019

      Lee has crafted a film that flouts stereotypes and becomes one of the most sincere, most deeply felt love stories in years.

      Full Review | Original Score: 4/4 | Jun 5, 2019

      What is remarkable about the film is how it doesn't politicise the homosexuality theme, transcends it to become the story of two people in doomed love. The two lead characters are wonderfully delineated.

      Full Review | Original Score: 3/4 | Jan 10, 2019

      The real achievement of Brokeback Mountain is not that it tells a universal love story that happens to have gay characters in it, but that it tells a distinctively gay story that happens to be so well told that any feeling person can be moved by it.

      Full Review | Aug 21, 2018

      An important and original romance that really and finally portrays the homosexual romance as two humans falling in love and never plays it for clich├ęs...

      Full Review | Aug 2, 2010

      Brokeback Mountain is in no rush. Its emotional impact builds slowly, its rhythms in tune with the countryside--the rugged grandeur of the mountains; the arid, bleak vistas of backwater Western towns.

      Full Review | Jul 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 | Jul 6, 2010

      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+ | Dec 6, 2009

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

      Full Review | Aug 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 | Original Score: 4/5 | Nov 21, 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 | Nov 20, 2008

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