Brokeback Mountain Reviews

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July 6, 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.
March 8, 2006
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.
January 27, 2006
Lee and his collaborators have tapped into Proulx's story and gathered it up without missing a single sad, delicate nuance.
January 13, 2006
Like all great love stories, Ang Lee's is one of tragic romance, strongly acted by Heath Ledger as the most buttoned-up of cowboys, and Michelle Williams as his betrayed and enraged wife.
January 9, 2006
Ang Lee continues to astonish.
January 7, 2006
The whole movie is a rich, spacious, passionate way of showing, not telling, feelings that dare not speak their name -- and doing so with superb intelligence and magnificent candour.
January 6, 2006
Both [Gyllenhaal and Ledger] embody what that old Waylon and Willie song taught us -- 'Cowboys ain't easy to love, and they're harder to hold.'
December 22, 2005
Lee has taken a story of gay love and placed it where it should be -- in the mainstream. He's delivered a beautifully crafted film to boot.
December 20, 2005
A sweeping, solemn, self-serious chronicle of their relationship over several decades.
December 20, 2005
It stays with you after you've seen it, like a haunting strain of music; both love song and elegy for what might have been.
December 20, 2005
The best movie of the year.
December 20, 2005
A film about love and the cost of lying that's exquisite in its beauty, painful in its truths.
December 20, 2005
The movie has a universal quality because it tells a story of unfulfilled lives and roots it in the well-observed specifics of a vanishing Western culture.
December 20, 2005
Like these indelible cowboys, you, too, may find it impossible not to succumb to the powerful, quiet greatness that is Brokeback Mountain.
December 20, 2005
Brokeback Mountain the power to break your heart -- and, perhaps more important, to open it.
December 20, 2005
With its measured pace and its sumptuous visuals, transforming a taboo into a romantic totem, this opening act is fascinating, like watching Red River with the subtext cranked way up.
December 20, 2005
If love does indeed conquer all, it should win hearts across America. If not, then its focus on a tragic stigma will remain as valid as its story suggests.
December 20, 2005
The reason to see Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain, and see it you should, isn't its hot-button topicality or its cultural cachet but simply that it's a very good movie, with a staggeringly fine performance by Heath Ledger.
December 20, 2005
There's no contest. Brokeback Mountain is the most poignant movie love story of the year.
December 20, 2005
Brokeback Mountain is a truly epic romance story from a director at the peak of his powers.
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