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Costner proves himself!!!,
This review is from: Open Range (DVD)
Kevin Costner is a man who has fallen from the top of stardom in the past decade, with too many disapointments and boxoffice bombs. He has became the man at the end of everone's jokes. Media and the public has ripped on him and his movies before even giving them a chance.
While some will never forgive him for "The Postman", I'm willing to overlook it now thanks to Open Range. Open Range is not only a return to respect for Costner but it is also one of the best movies of the past year...heck, I'll go as far and say it is the best western since "Unforgiven".
Open Range follows Boss Spearman (played perfectly by Robert Duvall), Charley Waite (Kevin Costner), Button, and Mose. Together they move their cattle on an open range when stuck due to a rain storm Mose is sent to the local town to get supplies only to never come back. Charley and Boss go in to investage and find Mose bleeding and thrown in prison. They also find the town is ran by Denton Baxter and Sheriff Poole who both hate outsiders. This is where the trouble begains and the general set up for the movie.
Duvall plays Boss as if he was Boss and Costner delivers one of the best movie antiheros in long while. Michael Jeter also make his last movie apperance as a barn owner that becomes friends with the outsiders.
The real high point of the movie is the shoot out at the end. The gunfight is handle great. It's heart pounding, gun fire fight had more energy and left me more satisfied then any Action movie that came out last year, plus this movie has some of the best sound editing (the DTS track really helps) I've ever heard. I know its a weird thing to point out but once you feel the power of each gun shot thoughout your body...you just can't help to get all giddy inside.
The disc supports several extras. One making of, showing the troubles Costner faced in getting the movie made and a documetry about the real Open Range that this movie is based on.
Great disc, with an great movie. A must have for western lovers along with action lovers, everywhere.