Open Range

2003

Action / Drama / Romance / Western

182
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 79%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 84%
IMDb Rating 7.5 10 59138

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Kevin Costner as Charley Waite
Robert Duvall as Boss Spearman
Michael Gambon as Denton Baxter
Kim Coates as Butler
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2hr 19 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by WubsTheFadger 8 / 10

Open Range

Short and Simple Review by WubsTheFadger

First off, the story is very simple. Some free range cattle farmers are told to leave because the owner of the land doesn't want these filthy free folk on his land. Things turn violent when the farmers want to settle things diplomatically. The story is told in a very slow fashion but is extremely powerful.

The acting is the best part about the film. Kevin Costner delivers a stunning performance as a man torn between what he truly is and what he want to become. Michael Jeter also delivers an amazing performance. Robert Duvall, Annette Bening, Michael Gambon, Abraham Benrubi, and Diego Luna also perform well.

The pacing is very slow until the end. The film wants us to connect and study the characters as real people. But the pacing can be seen as slow nonetheless. Also the runtime is overlong.

Pros: Simple story, great ending, amazing performance by Kevin Costner and Michael Jeter, good acting, and great character studies

Cons: Very slow pacing and an overlong runtime

Overall Rating: 8.4

Reviewed by ianlouisiana 10 / 10

A beautifully paced tour - de - force.

From an elegiac beginning ,"Open Range" gradually builds up to a what is literally a gun battle rather than a gunfight then ,adrenalin spent, it relaxes in an almost post - coital manner to it's former pace and a classic ending for a "Western" picture. Following in the tradition of Ford and Hawks,two alpha males set out for revenge after an evil rancher and a corrupt lawman in concert who rule a town by terror kill one colleague and leave another for dead. Mr Costner makes wonderful use of the familiar frontier town location,bars that are merely drinking dens rather than glitter palaces with waistcoated piano players and girls with fancy garters,dirty muddy streets without drainage that flood after a storm leaving people unable to cross the street,livery stables that look as if they actually hold horses but - above all - a population of people anxious to put roots down and "civilise" the west but are in the thrall of 1880's "Big Business" in the form of the powerful rancher Mr M.Gambon,all hissing and threats with a good Amerirish accent. The plot is familiar enough,but,as they say,there is many a good tune played on an old fiddle. The battle itself is superbly choreographed(and I use the word advisedly ). It is bloody,brutal,noisy and indiscriminate,much,I imagine,like the real thing would have been. Eventually the townspeople turn on their oppressors and wholesale slaughter follows.They gleefully pursue one unarmed and fleeing gunman and shoot him down like a dog long after the main action is finished. An interesting subtext on the subject of "the first kill is the hardest". Mr Duval,Mr Costner and Miss Benning are exemplary,the cast as a whole has no weaknesses,the psycho killers look like psycho killers as they tend to do. I am grateful to Mr Costner for continuing in the Grand Tradition. The West of Roy Rogers and Gene Autry that so engaged my imagination as a boy may be long dead and heroes may have got a lot more tarnished,but the spirit lives on.

Reviewed by serafinogm 8 / 10

Great Western except gut shot victims don't ride away the next day, they die!

If only Robert Duvall's character had died from his gut shot wound then I would have been inclined to give this movie a 10. Big fan of Duvall and a huge fan of Kevin Costner, particularly when Kevin is in this kind of role in which he plays a deadly workmanlike gunman as well as a very convincing cowboy, at least as convincing as I can imagine. The chemistry between the trail boss (Duvall), his segundo (foreman or second, Costner) and the drovers (Benrubi who doubled as cook and Luna) was perfect and the interplay was spot on! Kevin you did a great job as director but how could a gut shot man ride away shortly after the shoot out with no apparent disability? This unreality almost ruined the film for me and I'm glad it was at the end cause had it been in the beginning I probably wouldn't have watched any further. By the way I was pleased your character didn't settle down as it would have been completely out of character for the character! All in all a very good film and well worth 140 minutes of my life!

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