Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving cattle on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 9, 2005
DVD Release Date: April 4, 2006
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Critic Score: 87% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

Keith Phipps
AV Club

The approach is dry as the Wyoming landscape, and while it occasionally threatens to pull the film out of shape, it's still the right one for these men.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Both [Gyllenhaal and Ledger] embody what that old Waylon and Willie song taught us -- 'Cowboys ain't easy to love, and they're harder to hold.'

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

An important and original romance that really and finally portrays the homosexual romance as two humans falling in love and never plays it for clichés...

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Like all great love stories, Ang Lee's is one of tragic romance, strongly acted by Heath Ledger as the most buttoned-up of cowboys, and Michelle Williams as his betrayed and enraged wife.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Lee has taken a story of gay love and placed it where it should be -- in the mainstream. He's delivered a beautifully crafted film to boot.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

A romantic western with a twist, Brokeback Mountain is a haunting and well acted exploration of a forbidden and secretive love affair between two cowboys.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Ang Lee continues to astonish.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A sweeping, solemn, self-serious chronicle of their relationship over several decades.

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Rubin Safaya

Brokeback Mountain is ultimately about the paralysis of regret and how it fractures the lives of not just those afflicted by it, but everyone else around them.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Umm, why did i put off seeing thes great movie for two years? Stupid, stupid, stupid! Standing in the aisles applauding wildly great!
Christian C
Amazing on every level. Cinamatography is excellect. Story is powerful. Without question, the finest performance that Heath Ledger ever gave -- and probably… More
Louis Rogers
Faultless in its sheer power and emotion
Raymond Wieser
Led by two moving and powerful performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain is a beautiful, epic western film directed by Ang Lee, who… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
The movie occasionally drags, but in the end it is a powerful film featuring excellent acting and excellent writing. It is griping and also quite devastating.… More
Directors Cat
[img][/img] One of the most enchanting, intimate and beautiful love stories ever made. Heath… More