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Brokeback Mountain

Rated R for sexuality, language, and some drug use.

R In Theaters 12/9/2005 , 134min.
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Viewer Score
93%
Viewer score based on 11 ratings
87%
Critic score based on 41 reviews

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October 30, 2013
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This movie really shows that 2 straight guys can feel love for someone else of the same sex. These guys were not gay in the way most people think gays act. They felt real love for each other and it shows. Should have won the academy award but Hollywood is too behind the times.
August 13, 2012
filmlover1994
Brokeback Mountain Should Have Had Won The 2006 Academy Award For Best Picture For Best Picture Insted Of Crash.
January 19, 2010
gymnastglenn15
Love it!
October 15, 2008
Funky4amonkey
This movie is moving, astounding, and inspiring. It opens your eyes to something amazing and beautiful. This movie does justice to everything it stands for. I recommend this movie to whoever wants to escape into the world of true love and hope.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
Brokeback Mountain possesses handsome and sympathetic lead players, magnificent scenery, heartbreaking melodrama, righteousness and cultural import. But as a testament to the importance of following one's passion, it's devoid of one crucial thing: passion. Full Review
David Edelstein
Slate
Brokeback Mountain could use a little more of it--by which I mean more sweat and other bodily fluids. Ang Lee's formalism is so extreme that it's often laughable, and the sex is depicted as a holy union: Gay love has never been so sacred. Full Review
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
Isn't for everyone, but for those who are not bothered by the homosexual relationship, it offers a study in yearning, love, and loss. It didn't affect me as deeply as either "The Bridges of Madison County" or "The Remains of the Day," but it evokes some of the same feelings. Full Review
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
Brokeback Mountain aspires to an epic sweep and achieves it, though with singular intimacy and grace. Full Review
Keith Phipps
The Onion (A.V. Club)
It allows Lee to draw out a theme that's been present in his films from the start: the notion that repressed passion does no one any good. In Brokeback Mountain, it turns vibrant men ghostly. Full Review

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