Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
  • R
  • 2h 14m
  • 2005
Certified Fresh87%
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Winner of three Academy Awards®, including Best Director, Brokeback Mountain is a sweeping epic that explores the lives of two young men, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection. The complications, joys and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal deliver emotionally charged, remarkably moving performances in "a movie that is destined to become one of the great classics of our time" (Clay Smith, The Insider).

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh87%
Critics Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Reviews
AV Club
Keith Phipps
Fresh

The approach is dry as the Wyoming landscape, and while it occasionally threatens to pull the film...

January 10, 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
Sandra Hall
Fresh

Lee and his collaborators have tapped into Proulx's story and gathered it up without missing a sin...

June 21, 2017
Newark Star-Ledger
Stephen Whitty
Fresh

Like all great love stories, Ang Lee's is one of tragic romance, strongly acted by Heath Ledger as...

January 10, 2019
The New Republic
Stanley Kauffmann
Fresh

Ang Lee continues to astonish.

January 10, 2019
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Mature, intense film about a forbidden gay relationship.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a mature, emotionally complicated film that isn't appropriate for kids. The movie is focused on a lifelong relationship between two male cowboys. Their meeting and discovery of mutual desire at film's start is pictured in a rough-seeming sex scene (with fairly explicit activity); from then on, their physical relationship is less overt. They argue, wrestle, and occasionally come to sexual-tension-filled blows. Characters curse (including use of "f--k" and homophobic slang), smoke, and drink hard liquor in a "manly" manner. Married couples also argue, as wives come to resent their husbands' "other" interests.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 9, 2005
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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