Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
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...
I grew up with this movie and I'm so happy to see it holds up after so many years. Excellent western that hits all the right notes, and what a cast. (Where oh where did this Kevin Costner go?)
A perfect bonus for finishing my very own Westerns marathon.
When Silverado was released in '85 it broke a dry spell for Westerns--after Hollywood had spent much of the first three-quarters of the twentieth century running the genre into the ground. After a years-long absence, the good, the bad, and the shoot-em-up was back.
I had the pleasure of seeing this movie very close to the day it was released and I knew next to nothing about it. The audience cheered, laughed, yelled ("Look out!" at a moment of ambush) and applauded. I doubt there was a dissatisfied face in the house.
Then I read the review in the Los Angeles Times a day or two later and found out: it stinks.
It wasn't even like the critic was reviewing…
I would love to see a sequel to this with the same cast now.
Good, fun western with a few plot points that are really fleshed out and there's a lot of them. What this movie lacks in consistency with the main story, it makes up for with great interactions between the characters in the wild west.
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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.
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Top 85 Western Movies of All Time -subgenres incl.- as voted by the Blu-Ray.com-munity. Organised by october27.
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