Open Range
Open Range (2003)

Boss Spearman, Charley Waite, Mose Harrison and Button freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 15, 2003
DVD Release Date: January 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Greatly benefiting from the tremendous chemistry between Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall, Open Range is a sturdy modern Western with classic roots.

Time Out

Handsomely mounted, as you would expect, Open Range has a good deal to commend it.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

The casting of this film may be its greatest asset: Duvall and Costner have the easy familiarity of longtime partners.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Some killing, but most violence is PG-13.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

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.

Mark Holcomb
Village Voice

Charley's crusty assessment of events -- 'Nothing that's been happening in this town is much of a surprise' -- is all too knowingly accurate.

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Nick Rogers

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.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

A flawed but highly entertaining B Western blown up to John Ford scale.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A movie that seeks no higher calling than to entertain us the way Hollywood used to.

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Overlong but with a nice sweep, excellent music choices and good performances.
Chris Weber
I've seen this a few times, so I can't believe that I hadn't reviewed this on here until now. Odd. Anyways, Kevin Costner returns to the western… More
Kevin M. Williams
As a Western character study you couldn't do much better, the give and take between Duvall and Costner, the old man and the kid (10 years on), the glue… More
Tim Salmons
Many of my friends have called this one of the best westerns of the last quarter century, and I would have to agree with them. At first glance, Open Range may… More
Albert Kim
Story: Super boring Final shootout scene? One of the greatest western action set-pieces of all time. Watch for that scene and that scene alone.
Jani H
"Well, if I'm gonna get killed, I got a hankerin' to soothe my sweet tooth." The western genre isn't doing that well anymore. After… More