Written June 11, 2012
88 out of 100 For myself, I'm not homophobic but watching this film makes the tears drop. It has a beautiful script, excellent acting, powerful conclusions. But I do recommend closing your eyes during the love parts, it's just a little disturbing. "Brokeback Mountain" is more than a gay cowboy movie, it's a standing saga of moving poetry.
Written February 02, 2010
Being In-love Comes With Consequences
Written June 20, 2008
It is unfortunate that certain people are close-minded enough that they can only see this as "The Gay Cowboy Movie," because it is so much more than that--it is a beautiful love story. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal gave incredible performances, and the story was so engrossing.
A couple of people I know felt the movie was too long (about 2 hours and 15 minutes), and I definitely agree that a lot of the movie could have been cut out and it still would have been excellent, but the story was so riveting that I was happy to see it all.
If you have not already seen this one, go out and rent it.
Written May 21, 2013
Brokeback Mountain is such a touching movie, it will leave you in tears. People cliché it as a “gay cowboy movie”, but it’s so much more than that. What is so great about Brokeback Mountain, is that love like this is happening all over the world, but there has never been a movie that represents that love, so I think it was extremely brave of Ang Lee to do this.
Jake Gyllenhaal took the spotlight as Jack Twist, or “Jack Nasty”. Jake’s acting was off the charts. You could see his passion and his struggles; bravo to him. Heath Ledger played Ennis Del Mar. I think for the character he did a great job, but the clenched-jaw thing began to annoy me halfway through (not to mention, you could here his Austrailian accent poke through a couple of times, but all great actors struggle with concealing accents); his character is supposed to be a tight, clenched person so it worked well. Anne Hathaway… well she’s always amazing; and Michelle Williams played the role of scared wife well.
Written August 15, 2008
I can't believe I hadn't seen this movie earlier! This is so much more than The Gay Cowboy Movie. This is a touching love story. It taught me that love is truly eternal and knows no boundaries. From Heath and Jake are both breath-taking, believeable and dedicated performances. THe movie is only awkward for maybe 5 minutes. Everything else just makes you fall in love and really touches your heart. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I would recommend it to anyone with an open heart and mind. RIP Heath Ledger.