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Rated 5 out of 5 by agmomma Great Western!
I was raised in watching many Western movies, so I truly wish that many more great ones were produced! I respect Robert Duvall's acting talents and I always liked Thomas Haden Church as the mechanic in "Wings"! Knowin' that he owns a ranch in his native Texas made it pretty evident that he's a good rider! His natural dialect worked well and his character in this film is memorable..I thought. The story is an unusual one, but it IS a (mostly) factual story, as the ending reveals.
The scenes & additional characters are strong, the country-side is beautiful & I honestly thought that Mr. Duvall was as great in his portrail of this character as he was as "Gus" in "Lonesome Dove"!!! *(YOU will need to see if you agree, of course!).
Overall, I REALLY enjoyed it enough to purchase right away for our own collection, plus, I also bought one as a gift to add to our adult Son's Classic Western DVD collection!!
* PLEASE, BE AWARE THAT ADULT LANGUAGE ABOUNDS THROUGHOUT THE FILM, so it's best watched in proper company!!*
IF you're a true-blue Western film lover, THIS one really needs to be in your video library! There's enough excitement in this movie to please the Guys and the Women will appreciate how two Cattlemen (unintentionally) carry, teach them English, protect & care for a small group of young Girls who can't speak English and (as the Cowboys discover) they were "bought"! They all make their way through a not-so-friendly mining town & rugged country!
I truly doubt that you'll be disappointed with this film. I place it among the Best of our collection to enjoy for many years to come!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by lakotasioux Right vs wrong....good values movie
I had looked for this movie for a long time. Was very excited to find it on Wal-mart.com and the price was really good.
Rated 5 out of 5 by nattydread Timeless
Robert Duvall at his best. I watched the special features about this movie. Duvall himself said," the third in his western trilogy. Lonesome Dove, Open Range, and now this one. This series takes you back to a time when a six gun was the only law, and men were real men. Acting was great, plot was outstanding. Overall Great Series. There should be more like this one.
Rated 5 out of 5 by caadmoviefan A Different Kind of Western Movie
This movie touched subjects that almost all movies don't mention, like when Robert Duvall had to go to the bathroom outside. Or when they
met up with a guy with some sickness, they just
shot him. The question is, is this a true story? Truely a keeper of a movie.