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Open Range


Source: Catholic News Service

Well-crafted western about a pair of cowboys (Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall) who must stand up to a ruthless rancher looking to run them out of town. While walking a fine line in its treatment of justice versus revenge and saddled with moments of heavy-handed melodrama, Costner, who wore a director's cap under his Stetson, effectively captures the big sky grandeur and mythic romance of the Old West at its sunset. Recurring gunplay, including a violently jarring image and minimal vulgar language. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted.

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