Kevin Costner found his home on the range
in this film. He plays a soft-spoken cowboy with a burden of
guilt about his compulsion to kill.
The trouble starts when they drive their
cattle through an area where ranchers have no use for grazers.
Costner also directs and does a good job
of rounding up stars such as Robert Duvall, who gives one of
his finest performances as Costner's long-time boss.
Open Range worked
for me. I was ready for an old-fashioned western.
So go see and support your local gunslinger
What has a lethargic pace, contains beautiful
cinematography and ends in a bloody shoot out.
I'll give you a hint; it's big on character
development and short on an understandable plot.
Yes, it's the new Kevin Costner film, and
if you like this new generation of the western genre, then you'll
probably like this movie.
But if you're looking for action, this
ain't it. More cerebral than your average horse opera, Open
Range moves at a snail's pace and leaves a lot of unanswered
Kevin Costner, directing and starring in
his first western since Dances with Wolves, puts together
a new saddle and six gun film called Open Range, that
begins with beautiful views of untamed big country and ends with
a solid shoot-em-up that hits its mark.
The movie has its faults with its over-simplified
view of good and evil, but I found it refreshing for a change
and enjoyed the romantic ending.