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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.
Ya desde la primera vez que la vi me enamoré. Puede que sea una tontería de película, con malos muy malos y buenos muy buenos los cuales son todos unos tíos duros, pero ya desde la primera escena, donde atacan a Emmet, hasta la última, con ese increíble duelo múltiple en Silverado, la película es tan espectacular como emotiva. El reparto ayuda, de eso no hay duda, pero también su fotografía y banda sonora, sus diálogos, las escenas de acción... Ya es la quinta vez que la veo en pocos años, y cada vez me gusta más. Una pena que no hubieran hecho secuela, porque el final acaba con un "¡Volveremos!" muy sospechoso...
A rousing star-studded adventure that harkens back to the Golden Age of its genre, Silverado's greatest triumph is its pacing. Lawrence Kasdan allows his story to soar through its 133 minute running time with an impressive balance of entertaining action sequences and a wholly engaging cast of characters. Of those, Kline and Costner shine the brightest, as the sardonic former's arc to hero and latter's unprecedented youthful energy setting the film's standards. Yes this story isn't anything different in terms of its plot as it seems to provide a mish-mash of common Western storylines within its four lead characters. And I will admit that while the cinematography can be gorgeous and the score can be amazing, Lawrence Kasdan's direction occasionally lacks, especially during parts of the film's climax. However, at the end of the day, Kasdan accomplishes exactly what he sets out to do: capturing the spirit and fun of a classic Western matinee movie.
Trailer voiceover for Silverado:
We made a western with Costner, Dennehy and a half dozen miscast actors with no business starring in a western. Silverado.
Rated PG or whatever.
Kline kills it in this gun happy western. Just pure fun.
Besproken in aflevering 008
(Segment: Kevin Costner Top 3)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra live presentation: Apparently the first time this movie's score has been performed live with the movie. Unfortunately, also my least favorite of the three in this year's series. Next season is E.T., Amadeus, and North by Northwest - a far better lineup for films and musically than this years, so I can't wait.
I'm not too familiar with Bruce Broughton's scores but he did write a fantastic one for The Rescuers Down Under, one of my longtime favorites. He admitted his score for Silverado had been criticized for being too big for the movie, and it's plainly true when you watch it. Not that the bigness of the score is wrong for it as a piece of…
A good time at the movies. The plot doesn't always make sense, and it's occasionally too dark for such a lighthearted tone, but it's still loads of fun. Costner in particular is terrific.
This is a film I have seen bits and pieces of my entire life. I could quote scenes and hum the score, but I had never known what Silverado was actually about. After finally sitting down and watching it all at once, I can say it was great. Knowing that Lawrence Kasdan was both director and co-writer, I had high expectations and they definitely were met. The entire cast was fantastic, particularly Kevin Cline. The actors had a great script to work with as well, the writing was excellent. The story of four men whose lives intersected in one western town where corruption dominated worked so well and felt so natural. Kasdan's writing always has a genuine feel to it no matter what situations are being written about. I definitely recommend Silverado to any western fan.
The Star Wars of Westerns. Maybe not the most original assessment, considering Lawrence Kasdan takes control as writer-producer-director, but regardless, it's undeniable.
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Updated on 5/31/2016 - A list, arranged in order of original release, of all films associated with the Criterion Collection,…