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Four strangers become friends. Four friends become heros. On the road to...
A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices that exist in a small town.
Jeff Goldblum looks so out of place in a western
With a who's who of recognizable faces, this is an imminently watchable western if only as a pinnacle specimen of where the genre was in the 80s, which was a woeful state of disarray. Eastwood had Pale Rider the same year, but what else did the 80s have to offer? Lone Riders is underrated. What else? Young Guns? No thank you. Silverado is clearly going for an old-fashioned romanticizing of the genre but it still falls into some unflattering 80s trappings. It's way too long, squeezing in so many gun fights that I became numb to them. There's a bombastic overuse of musical score that's reminiscent of 80s Spielberg and 80s Zemeckis that adds a heavy burden of cheese to…
I love Westerns, and I have a soft spot for this one. The cast is so great together, and it seems as everyone absolutely loves what they're doing. For me, the joy overshadows the film's weaknesses, of which there are several. But Kasdan set out to make a film with the feel of the classic Westerns, and succeeded in that. Alongside The Long Riders arguably the most enjoyable Western of the 80's.
It's like the Kasdans sat down with the dollars trilogy and distilled it down to just the fun parts and key plot movements. Then they got rid of the grit, polished it right up until it was bright and clean and layered it with double thick slices of cheese. An example of the best of the genre? Definitely not, but a fun film with so many recognizable (and likeable) actors where you know who's good and who's bad from their first frame. It's also stunningly shot, and in the bluray rerelease it would be worth watching from a cinematography point of view alone.
Qué cosas tan increíblemente divertidas hacía Lawrence Kasdan. Éste tiene que ser uno de los westerns más padres de la era moderna, y ni qué decir de su casting, es BRUTAL: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, John Cleese, Brian Dennehy, Jeff Goldblum, las patillas de Jeff Goldblum, un jovencísimo Jeff Fahey y para terminar bien, la genialísima Linda Hunt poniéndose al tú por tú con todos los anteriores. Estos castings ya no se ven. Increíble, divertido, emocionante y derramando coolness en cada segundo. Debió ser padrísimo ver en cine ese ataque a la granja McKendrick con la estampida.
I went into Silverado expecting some good old-fashioned entertainment where I could just unwind and relax, but what I did not expect was coming out nearly dead from exhaustion and boredom. The cast is impressive and was well-known at the time with names like Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn (personally being my favorite of the bunch), Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, and even a few others like Jeff Goldblum in a pretty small role and they are clearly having a whole lot of fun, and starting from the brief yet superb opening shootout, I was too, maybe up until the hour mark. And then out of the blue, it became unbelievably mediocre and 100% nothing we haven't seen before, and it may…
This movie should be talked about more, if for no other reason than the insanely great cast Kasdan assembles. Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, John Cleese, Brian Dennehy, Jeff Goldblum, Rosanna Arquette... OK, so Goldblum and Arquette are sort of wasted, considering they really have nothing to do.
But consider Brian Dennehy... he is just about perfect here. Possibly his best role, and that is coming from a HUGE fan of "First Blood." He's able to show us affability on the surface while never letting us forget that he is a stone-cold killer at heart. The only other actor who could have played Cobb is Gene Hackman. In fact, Hackman sort of did a play on Cobb a few years later in "Unforgiven."
But Dennehy got there first. Dennehy forever.
Kasdan seems happy indulging himself and his talented cast in a myriad of safe, if effective, Western cliches.
I had no idea that my annual visit with this classic would come just 10 days into the new year, but you won't find me complaining. Writer/director Lawrence Kasdan provides phenomenal work here - in fact, everything runs so smoothly (editing, camerawork, characterization) that it feels like none of it was work. It just feels like it was a fun genre homage. And what a cast! Sure, the four main characters are terrific - first because of the material they were given and second because of who plays them - but this movie was an equally terrific supporting cast with Dennehy, Hunt, Goldblum, Cleese, Gammon and Fahey (look for Richard Jenkins) in his debut role. Is this story unique? Not…
Jeff Goldblum looks so out of place in a western
Hella enjoyable. Just a plain old good time with a very nice cast.
The only thing worth paying attention to in this film is Jeff Goldblum's beautiful hair.
One of my favorite westerns ever.
Silverado (Lawrence Kasdan, 1985) 5/10
Four young men battle an evil sherrif in a western town. The film has every western film ingredient thrown in for good measure but still comes up short. All rather stale deja vu unfortunately although the superb cast is game.
Enjoyable, entertaining, fun, funny and shootout filed. Big musical score and a decent story.
A list of all films associated with the Criterion Collection, including laserdiscs, DVDs, Blu-rays, Essential Arthouse, Eclipse Series, Hulu Plus,…
Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
Blonde Ambition (1981)
I Like to Watch / Caballero (1982)
Mona the Virgin…