Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain

(2006)

Love Is A Force Of Nature

Ang Lee's Oscar, Golden Globe and Venice Film Festival winning tale of cowboy romance starring Heath Ledger and Jack Gyllenhaal.... More

In 1963 two farmhands (Gyllenhaal and Ledger) meet whilst tending sheep on a remote mountain, Brokeback Mountain that is. During these long months they form a friendship that sneaks its way into a sexual one. Once their job is done, they're back to their former lives and communities where homosexuality is not tolerated. Despite both marrying, the romance and connection they share will haunt them over the next two decades.Hide

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I've seen it....overseas and it truely a good film, it deserves all the awards it t


Incredibly intense and involving film. Has you enthralled for every minute.


Beautifully shot, stunning scenery, perfect cast, tense story, stron feelings. You might experience a sleepness nigth after this movie.


I must agree with the other reviews. Some of us might need to take a breather after certain scenes, certainly squirm worthy. But the film is wonderfully done, and very involving.


whats makes it so moving is how the movie stays with you after you've left. its an amazingly tragic love story the best I've ever seen. Heath ledger's performance is superb. Worth all the praise it's recieved


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  • BBC

    While the notion of gay cowboys may induce some sniggering in the back row, Brokeback Mountain is a masterclass in subtle directing. That's not to say Ang Lee shies away from sex; indeed the passion between the lovers is shockingly brutal. But it's a testament to his sensitive handling, and fearlessly vulnerable performances by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, that this love story between two ranch hands stands for something essentially human. It is both raw and exquisite... Full Review

  • The filmmakers have focused so intently and with such feeling on Jack and Ennis that the movie is as observant as work by Bergman... Full Review

  • A wonderful meditation on longing and regret shot with an eye for classic Hollywood. Gyllenhaal gets the show-role, but Ledger's buttoned-down performance is a triumph of quiet complexity... Full Review

  • Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, who bring deep reserves of feeling to this defiantly erotic love story about two Wyoming ranch hands and the external and internal forces that drive them from desire to denial... Full Review

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