Rent Open Range (2003)

3.7 of 5 from 132 ratings
2h 13min
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Synopsis:
Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall), Charley Waite (Kevin Costner), Mose Harrison (Abraham Benrubi), and Button (Diego Luna) freegraze their cattle across the vast prairies of the West, sharing a friendship forged by a steadfast code of honor and living a life unencumbered by civilization. When their wayward herd forces them near the small town of Harmonville, the cowboys encounter the corrupt Sheriff Poole (James Russo) and kingpin rancher Denton Baxter (Sir Michael Gambon), who govern the territory through fear, tyranny, and violence.
Boss and Charley find themselves inextricably drawn towards an inevitable showdown, as they are forced to defend the freedom and values of a lifestyle that is all too quickly vanishing. Amidst the turmoil, life suddenly takes an unexpected turn for the loner Charley when he meets the beautiful and warm spirited Sue Barlow (Annette Bening), a woman who embraces both his heart and his soul.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kevin Costner, Jake Eberts, David Valdes
Writers:
Lauran Paine, Craig Storper
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Drama, Romance
BBFC:
Release Date:
31/05/2004
Run Time:
133 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Audio Commentary with Kevin Costner
  • 'America's Open Range' - A historical journey back in time to the real open range of the 1800s, narrated by Kevin Costner
  • Deleted Scenes - with introductions by Kevin Costner
  • "Storyboarding: Open Range"
  • Music Video Montage
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/08/2021
Run Time:
138 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (4) of Open Range

Good Ole Western - Open Range review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
19/07/2006

My husband probably enjoyed this more than I did, but it was a very satisfying evening's viewing - as you would expect from Costner, this wasn't a prettified version of the West - and it was good to be reminded that cowboys actually herded cows in between getting into fights and philandering with bargirls!

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

An enjoyable and absorbing Western. - Open Range review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
28/07/2009

The plot of ‘Open Range’ is fairly lightweight, with free-range cattlemen ‘Boss’ and ‘Charley’ driving their herd across the grass plains of Montana along with their hired hands ‘Mose’ and ‘Button’. After ‘Mose’ is sent into a nearby town to collect supplies, he is involved in an unfair fight and thrown into jail. When ‘Boss’ and ‘Charley’ ride into town looking for their friend they are told by the sheriff and local land baron Denton Baxter that free-rangers are not welcome in their town and to move on, and after their camp is attacked they are forced to make a decision, leave the herd and save themselves or face Baxter, his henchmen and his corrupt sheriff and make a stand. Though the plot is a little generic what sets ‘Open Range’ apart from the average western is a superb cast and incredibly well paced direction from Kevin Costner. Robert Duvall as ‘Boss’ always excels in this type of genre and Kevin Costner is surprisingly good as Duvall’s quieter, more reserved partner whose violent past as a former gunslinger and civil war soldier still haunts him. Costner’s direction and pacing of the film is spot on, opening the film in an idyllic landscape with a gentle tone which gradually turns darker as the story progresses, and the final 30 minutes of the film are genuinely tense and thrilling. If you’re looking for a decent western then this should be on your list, and if you enjoy ‘Open Range’ you should check out the superb ‘Broken Trail’ which is very similar in tone.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

A good western - Open Range review by CP Customer

Spoiler Alert
14/10/2008

Solid Costner film although in need of a little editing, it remains enjoyable. Costner and a few others are freegrazers, minding their own business until a local landowner and those under his influence take offence, with dramatic consequences.

Costner's character remains quite mysterious throughout the film, by then I was quite mystified to his past. A little more detail here would have been welcome.

1 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

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