Full Movie Reviews
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 12/26/2011
Watch it as it is with an open mind, not based on the scenes alone to fully appreciate its brilliance. The subjects touched were personal values, power of love, human attitudes, married life and idiosyncrasies. Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) are hired by Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) to herd his sheep through the summer in Wyoming. The two get close and eventually part ways. Ennis gets married to his fiancé Alma Beers (Michelle Williams) and has 2 kids. Jack then gets tied to Lureen Newsome (Anne Hathaway) and bears a child. Alma gets fed up and separates his cheating husband.
The two main figures shine while Michelle Williams was likewise impressive in her role. It's really unfortunate Ledger passed away soon since he really showed a promising …
PsychoKing1227 - wrote on 08/20/2009
This movie is briliant. What more can be said about it? I didn't buy into the hype or the negativity, neither did I join the "Pride" people who went to it nor carry picket signs outside the theater with all the Republicans. Oh, I'm sorry, did I offend anyone? What this movie did was show a love story that wasn't comfortable with American populace, and at the same time, the hype around it showed everyone's true colors as to where they stood on homosexuality in America [though the characters were actually both bisexual]. Many people talked about how Hollywood ruined the last remaining "man" [cowboys], but in reality, it made them more real and more connective. Everyone should see this movie to see love in action, developing, struggling, and dying.
The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/02/2008
"Jack Twist" (Jake Gyllenhaal) and "Ennis Del Mar" (Heath Ledger) are two cowboys in the 1960's who love each other. However, they must keep their relationship a secret because of the times.
They live the lives generally accepted. Both marry and have children. Yet, they can't live without one another. So, over the years, they get together on "Brokeback Mountain," where they first met on work as sheep herders.
The first thing I suggest is that you get the wide-screen version of the film. Even though the cinematography is fantastic in full-screen format, it would be even better in wide-screen. The scenery on "Brokeback Mountian" is beautiful, with amazing shots of the mountains. There are other great camera angles in this movie. If you ask me, this is one of the best shot movies …
TheWolf - wrote on 07/30/2007
I have to start by saying that there is one very distinct problem with this movie. No its not what you think, the topic of the film is what it is (not that there's anything wrong with that..) and that is not the problem. The problem with this film is the length of the movie. It doesn't have nearly enough to cover and so it drags out just to make up for the fact that they don't have enough material. If the movie was made to be a short, perhaps 30 - 40 minutes everything could have been covered and it would have been just fine. But as a full length feature it was as though they said, well we don't know what to do next so talk slow, and show a lot of environmental shots to fill in some of the time maybe people won't notice.
The acting was good, but Ang Lee should stick to what he is good …