Open Range

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Get ready to experience the vengeance and violence of the old west in a very well made western called Open Range. Boss Spearman (Robert Duvall) and Charlie Waite (Kevin Costner) are two Cowboys who are driving their herd of cattle across the old west. When they have to stop for an impending storm one of their cowhands runs into trouble in a small town with a greedy ranch owner and his men. When Boss and Charlie go to the sheriff who is also corrupt, the trouble intensifies. One of their men is shot and they take him to the town doctor, who has an assistant named Sue Barlow (Annette Bening). For the first time in his life Charlie meets someone who finally understands him. When the show down comes Boss and Charlie show that good can overcome evil. (I wonder if President Bush envisions himself as Boss or Charlie?) This is not your average shoot-em-up cowboy movie. It’s a realistic, dialogue driven film with a build up of emotions that lead to an action filled climax. Because of the necessary violence and the gun battle, teenagers may even enjoy this movie which is very deserving of an award. Then again, a lot of teenagers stampeded to the theater to see “Hey Dude, Where’s My Car”—go figure. This is definitely one of the top movies of the year and one of the best of it’s genre and I’m giving it an A rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.