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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Open Range copies the rain and flood of the Clint Eastwood classic but can't match it for dark-night-of-the-soul brilliance. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Open Range veers wildly. It's a movie of beauty and sensitivity, and tedium and absurdity. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Compared with other films Costner has directed, Range isn't a folly like "The Postman," nor is it quite as over-elaborated as "Dances With Wolves." show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A fine, heartfelt film, sometimes harrowing in its violence but blessedly free of pretension or bombast, even though it aspires to -- and achieves -- the stature of a classic Western. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The screenplay of Open Range, credited to one Craig Storper, is an awesome compendium of cowboy-movie cliches. It borders on parody, and often crosses the border, rustling up a drove of oater aphorisms. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

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

  • 70
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    In spite of its portentousness, the film does engage one. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An imperfect but deeply involving and beautifully made Western. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Open Range could easily have lost 20 minutes in the editing room, but its very casual pacing and beautiful vistas - gorgeously photographed in British Columbia by James Munro - are a soothing alternative in a season of movies seemingly aimed at sufferers of attention deficit disorder. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A patient, suspenseful exercise in genre craftsmanship show more

  • December 30, 2013 panthrzeye9
    Report This User

    Loved the movie. Bought the DV have watched it at least 10 times. There is a lot of history and hidden thoughts. My husband loves it also.

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