"[A] big, sweeping, and rapturous Hollywood love story that could turn out to be the most revolutionary movie of the year."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (09/30/2005)
"[I]mmaculately made...with career-making performances by its two reluctant lovers, Gyllenhaal and Ledger....Count them both in at nomination time."
Film Comment - Harlan Jacobson (11/01/2005)
4 stars out of 4 -- "[O]ne of the truly convincing movies about romantic love to come along in years..."
Premiere - Glenn Kenny (12/01/2005)
"BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is that rare thing, a big Hollywood weeper with a beautiful ache at its center. It's a modern-age Western that turns into a quietly revolutionary love story." -- Grade: A
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (12/09/2005)
4 stars out of 5 -- "Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal..."
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (12/15/2005)
"[I]t's a nuanced and complex study of desire, loneliness and the ambiguities swirling beneath the accepted codes of rural life. And, as such, one of the finest movies of the year."
Uncut - Joanna Douglas (01/01/2006)
"The lonesome chill that seeps through Ang Lee's epic western, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN is as bone deep as the movie's heartbreaking story..."
New York Times - Stephen Holden (12/09/2005)
"It's a heart-wrenching portrayal of unfulfilled Wyoming love....The movie soars for the duration..."
USA Today - Mike Clark (12/09/2005)
"[T]he screenplay is a model of sensitive adaptation....The screenwriters' most significant contribution is their investment in well-defined, plausible female characters."
Sight and Sound - Ryan Gilbey (01/01/2006)
Ranked #11 in Uncut's Best Films Of 2005 -- "A beautiful, elegant, elegiac movie, directed with great sensitivity and enhanced by outstanding performances."
Uncut - Uncut Staff (01/01/2006)
Included in Entertainment Weekly's Top Ten Films Of The Year -- "[A] quietly revolutionary weeper..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (12/30/2005)
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] beautiful movie....The wide-open spaces of Wyoming, with its jagged, snow-dipped peaks and too-puffy-to-be-true cloud formations, linger long after the credits have faded. There's also a fragile, internalised beauty..."
Total Film - Jayne Nelson (07/01/2006)
"Stellar performances, a haunting Oscar-winning soundtrack, and beautiful cinematography make for an unforgettable story."
Widescreen Review - Widescreen Review Staff (05/01/2006)
"Mr. Gyllenhaal's Jack is a mercurial mix of plain, poetic and practical. Mr. Ledger's Ennis is touchingly bleak, and self-contained..."
Wall Street Journal (05/28/2010)