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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
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
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...
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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.
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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

Independent (UK)
March 7, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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-
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
April 9, 2004
This is a truly outstanding film, with great performances, particularly from Duvall.
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