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September 5, 2016
Costner ought to stick to Westerns; they suit both him and the genre.
August 1, 2016
Overly long, derivative, lacking in plausibility. When is the last time you saw a "cowboy" firing two pistols at once- Roy Rogers?
½ July 30, 2016
One of the most underrated movies of the past 20 years. Watched it the first time and liked it. Watched it again and loved it, particularly the camaraderie between Costner and Duvall and the amazing shootout scene at the end. Who knows? Might end up being a classic.
July 23, 2016
I admit it's been a while since I've seen it, but I remember enjoying the hell out of it.
½ July 19, 2016
(+) Views of great american grasslands
(-) everything else
July 16, 2016
140 minutes of tedious, sappy cliche'. Painful to watch.
½ July 14, 2016
nice old school western styles...top notch
could be the last great western...for a while
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Super Reviewer
May 2, 2016
Shamelessly recycles nearly every classic western trope in american history. The scrpit is embarrassingly trite too. Kevin Costner manages to somehow take his vacuous acting ability to a whole new level of retardation. There is almost something hypnotically shallow about watching him perform. I felt sorry for Duvall, but then I really don't think he gives much of a shit these days. Open Range might have had all the dramatic punch of a "little house on the prairie" episode; except it's about five times as long and diluted with unfathomably shallow and redundant "filler" material that's oddly reminiscent of some cornball 1950s Disney movie. The only thing Kevin Costner has chemistry with is plywood.
April 25, 2016
Fantastic Western! Costner at his typical best!!

Don't look for trouble, but don't take any either!
April 21, 2016
Open Range (2003) ???
Corrupt lawman challenges Costner, threatening him and his lifelong hard work of cattle. Ultimately powerful, moving, intelligent Western also benefits from top performances from its cast. A sweeping adventure, despite a simple storyline.
February 21, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyable.
February 13, 2016
Love this movie- love the scenery- love the plot - love the acting~love the best scene~"are you the man who killed out friend?"
January 28, 2016
Terrific in every regard - scenery, scope, plot, acting, action. In the Top 5 best western ever for me. Duval is perfect.
½ January 26, 2016
Ĺrtusindets hidtil bedste western holdt til et gensyn 12 ĺr efter. Hvor er den film dog bare skidegod. Kemien mellem Costner og Duvall er fantastisk.
½ January 8, 2016
There's not a whole lot to say about Open Range, a severely dry western undermined by an exceptionally sentimental score and some hokey dialogue. Costner's direction is solid, if unimpressive, and the performances range from robotic to passable (Duvall does good work while Costner seems relatively lifeless in the lead role. The less said about Bening's uncharacteristically awful performance, the better). It's not without moments of inspiration; there's an admirable focus on the minutia of every-day life in the time period and the final shoot-out works, but the film that contains these individual moments never really comes alive in any meaningful way, instead looking and feeling like a limp reenactment instead of an effective piece of filmmaking.
December 19, 2015
Robert Duvall and Keven Costner were awesome together, their performances made a very good movie even better.
½ December 11, 2015
Some scenes/dialogues were a bit too melodramatic, but overall this is a very enjoyable Western.
November 26, 2015
The main characters are wonderfully played, Annette Benning, Kevin Costner and the fantastic Robert Duvall all hit their sweet spot. I could watch Robert Duvall reading a book.
It makes a great change for a Western when you actually care about the characters., and the whole money isn't just about violence.
On the minus side only a couple of minor points. As with all Costner directed films, it is, perhaps, a touch on the long side. I often wonder whether he would benefit from having a stricter Editor. Still worth the buttock cramos.
Also Michael Gambons' "Irish" accent did wander around a bit, but a small price to pay for a very watchable performance.
November 20, 2015
Yeah ok, just too slow, bored.
November 8, 2015
Takes forever to get to the finale but when it does...
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