Open Range (DVD)

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Open Range (DVD)

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Set in the early 1880s, this Western directed by Kevin Costner (DANCES WITH WOLVES, THE POSTMAN) is a classic tale of the good guys verses the bad guy...

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ProModern film techniques help bring added realism.

ConsNo big cowboys and Indian battles.

--- OVERVIEW --- Cowboy/Western films have been especially thin on the ground since the golden era of spaghetti westerns. Kevin Costner has attempted to bring the genre into the 21st century by using modern cinematography with the tried and tested methods of cowboy films everybody likes. Not too...

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ProCostner, great story, very well acted

ConsMay be too long for some

Open Range is another of my bargain buys and this time I was very impressed, not only with the fact that Kevin Costner is in the film but it was also a good film to watch. The film stars Boss, played by Robert Duval, Charlie, played by Kevin Costner, Buttons and Mose who are free grazers and...

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ProGreatactingsanddirecting

ConsVery long, simple plot

The other night I put my feet up with a good bottle of wine and scoured my DVD collection for something I was in the mood for. A while back, I had seen 'Open Range' for sale in a Virgin outlet store for £2, and thought 'Why not?' Deciding I was in the mood for a Western, I popped it in the DVD...

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“A simple story well told”

published 11/05/2006

ProDuvall is great and the scenery is breathtaking

ConsGambon & Benning's Characters

This movie is the story of four free grazers (a term I had never heard before) in the American West in the 1880's. The free grazers whose main characters are Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) and Charlie (Kevin Costner) fall fowl of a corrupt landowner & rancher (Michael Gambon) who seeks to put an...

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Excellent

Prosolid and engaging plot, great central performance...

ConsNone

Released in 2003, Open Range is an old-fashioned Western starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall as a pair of cattle-drivers who, travelling in a wagon along with their three other companions, an adolescent boy rescued from a life of destitution, a bear-like man with a gentle nature, and...

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Good

“Open Range”

published 20/11/2004

ProSeemed very authentic

ConsA bit slow

I wasn't really too sure what to expect from this film, but was very pleasantly suprised at how good it is. The story basically (don't want to give anything away) follows 4 cowboys driving their herd across country. They stop off near a small town for supplies and one of them is attacked in a...

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Super

ProGood old western with Robert Duvall

ConsGambons character/accent/acting

4 horsemen, 3 who have worked with each other before and have built up a considerable working alliance and trust and a young apprentice eager and willing to please but still very much on the outside. These men are Freegrazers, they take their cattle across the prairies grazing as they go. The...

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“KEVIN COSTNER OPEN RANGE”

published 15/03/2004

ProSOLID ACTING & WONDERFUL SCENERY

ConsMICHAEL GAMBONS OIRISH ACCENT!

We welcome back Kevin Costner after a short directorial break with the beautifully shot western 'open range'. Those that are more accustomed to the bum numbing memories of enduring the postman and dances with wolves will be pleasantly surprised by this latest effort. Open range boasts a cast of...

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“Robert Duvall at His Best”

published 11/04/2004

ProEasy to follow and great acting

Consgun fight could have been more realistic

This movie reminded me off the old fashioned westerns of yesteryear. It starts off with 4 cowboys driving their herd to market and the troubles that they encounter on route. Robert Duvall plays Boss with Kevin Costner playing Charlie his sidekick. The trouble starts when Mose (one of the group)...

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“Not what i had expected...”

published 05/07/2004

ProGreat Storyline

ConsThe fact that it was a western put me off

Open range, a western, oh totally not for me was my immediate reaction. Fortunetly I have a subscription cinema pass and pay x amount of pound a month for unlimited visits to the cinema. Since Im payin for it might as well use it. So although open range wouldnt have been a film Id normally have...

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Excellent

ProCinematography, acting, story

ConsAt times a little slow (but never boring and it ce...

From www.filmjabber.com: "Four "freegrazers" - cattle herders with no specific property - team up against a ruthless man who has created his own little state in the old west, establishing his own laws." The first thing that jumped out at me about Open Range was how well it was shot. The directing...

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Set in the early 1880s, this Western directed by Kevin Costner (DANCES WITH WOLVES, THE POSTMAN) is a classic tale of the good guys verses the bad guys with a romance thrown in for good measure. Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) and Charley Waite (Kevin Costner) are free grazers, riding herds of cattle across the country and grazing as they go. But a local rancher, Denton Baxter (Michael Gambon), considers Boss and his boys thieves, and is determined to run them out of his town by any means possible--even murder. Duvall is endearing as the tough but tender Boss, who has the courage of his convictions and refuses to be intimidated by Baxter. Costner's Charley has worked for Boss for ten years while trying to forget his past, only to find himself drawn back into conflict. Lovable Mose (Abraham Benrubi) and teenager Button (Diego Luna) round out the free grazers' team. Annette Bening stars as the town doctor's sister, Sue, who is drawn to Charley's gentle demeanor and is unfazed by his ability to kill. Beautiful scenery, a script peppered with humour, and solid performances--especially from Duvall and the supporting cast--make Costner's fourth foray into directing enjoyable.

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