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Open Range Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Some killing, but most violence is PG-13.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 17, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Orndorf
Modamag.com
December 17, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
An unbelievable old-fashioned western...
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Thoroughly enjoyable and involving, Kevin Costner's Open Range is a beautifully made western about flawed heroes who believe in redemption, loyalty and respect.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
June 9, 2008
Something like...It's a Wonderful Life, only rich in slaughter.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 11, 2007
Costner finds in the Western something grand, familiar and new within a genre that clearly has some life in it yet.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics
September 10, 2007
While equally paying homage to directors Peckinpah, Eastwood, and Kurosawa, what makes Open Range special is that it's a love story, too. And one peopled by endearing characters we're inclined to care about when the bloodletting has finally ended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
Handsomely mounted, as you would expect, Open Range has a good deal to commend it.

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
By the end, I was thinking this is probably one of the best westerns made since Kevin Costner first hopped on a horse in "Silverado."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Good for Costner: at the close of a summer cluttered with dumb action films, sequels and remakes, he's bucked the trend and put himself back in the saddle again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 25, 2005
Open Range est tout simplement un bon vieux western qui fait plaisir à voir.
| Original Score: B-
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
January 15, 2005
... even though Costner's sense of a satisfying ending is a bit too ordinary and unimaginative, I found Open Range refreshing.
| Original Score: B-
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 20, 2004
... needs a better story, better characters, better source material; and fewer aphorisms, fewer long glances and sweeping scores, fewer chunks of cheese.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004
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.
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 23, 2004
It's a considerable improvement over his last directing effort, the post-apocalyptic disaster The Postman.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
May 21, 2004
This one is for the Western fans who have been clamoring for classic tales of guns, revenge and a little hokey romance without an ensemble cast or gimmick to keep it afloat.
Philip French
Guardian
April 9, 2004
This is a truly outstanding film, with great performances, particularly from Duvall.
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
March 13, 2004
Does Costner think that none of us have ever seen a Western before?The film does have one hell of a good shootout at the end, But Lord, does he make you wait for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 19, 2004
El film, hermosamente fotografiado por James Muro, es como un ejemplar perdido de una especie en extinción. También lo es, en cierta manera, su coprotagonista Robert Duvall.
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