Brokeback Mountain A big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. In 1963, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), a couple of dirt-poor ranch… Brokeback Mountain A big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. In 1963, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), a couple of dirt-poor ranch… 2005-12-09 R PT134M Western Jake Gyllenhaal Heath Ledger Anne Hathaway Randy Quaid Michelle Williams Focus Features Universal
Movie Review

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
A

Details Limited Release: Dec 09, 2005; Rated: R; Length: 134 Minutes; Genre: Western; With: Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger; Distributors: Focus Features and Universal; More

A big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. In 1963, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), a couple of dirt-poor ranch hands, take a herding job on Brokeback Mountain and wind up sleeping together. They reunite in secret over the years, and the movie, treating their passion as something unprecedented, makes love seem as ineffable as it really is. Ledger gives a performance of extraordinary, gnarled tenderness.

Originally posted Dec 09, 2005 Published in issue #854 Dec 16, 2005 Order article reprints
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