Open Range (2003)
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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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.
A flawed but highly entertaining B Western blown up to John Ford scale.
The casting of this film may be its greatest asset: Duvall and Costner have the easy familiarity of longtime partners.
Charley's crusty assessment of events -- 'Nothing that's been happening in this town is much of a surprise' -- is all too knowingly accurate.
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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