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  • 100
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Carries a lot of emotional power. show more

  • 100
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It's a heart-wrenching portrayal of unfulfilled Wyoming love, but this time, we don't mean Alan Ladd and Jean Arthur in "Shane." show more

  • 100
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Brokeback Mountain aspires to an epic sweep and achieves it, though with singular intimacy and grace. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    While Gyllenhaal has playful puppy eyes and energy, his performance as Jack is a blur of mustaches, sideburns and spurs that never achieves the weight of Ledger's. show more

  • 100
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts. show more

  • 100
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    Anne Proulx's 1997 short story in the New Yorker has been masterfully expanded by screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana to provide director Lee with his best movie since "Sense and Sensibility" in 1995. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Brokeback Mountain has been described as "a gay cowboy movie," which is a cruel simplification. It is the story of a time and place where two men are forced to deny the only great passion either one will ever feel. Their tragedy is universal. show more

  • 100
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    This poignant, wise and subtle picture -- which, yes, happens to be the best movie of the year -- should be approached with humble expectations. Lee's approach to this delicate material is suffused with melancholy, metaphors and small, telling touches that favor subtlety over exclamation points and rough-hewn simplicity over grandiloquence. show more

  • 100
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    Lee and company handle the particulars of the tale with the requisite meticulousness and exquisite taste that marks all the director's films. show more

  • October 30, 2013 gg00000000139633
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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
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    Brokeback Mountain Should Have Had Won The 2006 Academy Award For Best Picture For Best Picture Insted Of Crash.

  • January 19, 2010 gymnastglenn15
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    Love it!

  • October 15, 2008 Funky4amonkey
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    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.

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