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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.
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.
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.
***Watched as part of the Western Film Challenge***
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…
It really should work better. The film actually reminds me of my hesitation of watching a lot of the old school westerns expecting this kind of reaction (thankfully I liked almost all of the ones I've seen). The casting couldn't be better on paper but somehow lacks the charm to connect them suffering from having interconnect them, the story is typical western but some moments are elongated into tedium and the score is completely over the top 80s like a exaggerated Spielbergian derivative.
Some things really work quite well, I really thought the Peyton & Cobb storyline was well done in a typical western fashion especially the casting of Stella who isn't you're typical love interest. The Glover storyline also worked…
During its first half hour, this 1985 western by Lawrence Kasdan (The Big Chill) does a decent job of developing some dry 80s humor (up to and including John Cleese) without completely undermining the genre, yet Kasdan's considerable skills as a plot carpenter seem to desert him as soon as the story moves to the town of the title, a frontier community threatened by a greedy cattle baron—the action turns choppy, confused, and arbitrary. Kasdan has created four heroes for his film—cuddly Kevin Kline, macho Scott Glenn, freaky teenager Kevin Costner, and noble black Danny Glover—in an apparent attempt to placate as many segments of the audience as possible, but all the strategy buys him is a diminished impact: none…
Not enough John Cleese.
Despite a lot of praise I was hearing, I think I twice failed to get through this movie as a teenager, and now I can see why - it's way too long, like 80's westerns tended to be, but it doesn't settle on a central story. It starts with one guy, then adds another guy, then keeps spreading this enormous cast out through the whole movie and treating almost all of them like they're leads. Just when I'm starting to get invested in one guy's story, other guys keep getting brought in to distract me from it.
This is not necessarily a weakness, it's just what I didn't have much patience for in junior high. But now, as I am…
Già epico dalla colonna sonora #Silverado disegna un western solare con tutti i crismi dei classici. Cast pazzesco, la qualità è altissima.
This film had potential. Good cast, good characters, some good moments and a decent story. The only trouble was that it is way to long which made the story feel disconnected. Worth a watch if you are bored or a big fan of older westerns.
One of my favorite westerns, and one that gets very little notice.
watched when it came out - ? years ago! Not as good as it thinks it is, but has its moments, but doesn't make my favourite Westerns list.
I really don't prefer westerns when they're not so serious. Maverick had its moments in spite of its jokey tone, and Kasdan isn't bottom of the barrel here, but Sergio Leone knew far better, and how, than to fritter away his time on fare like this.
Missing films I can't locate on Letterboxd:
Blonde Ambition (1981)
I Like to Watch / Caballero (1982)
Mona the Virgin…
Each week I'll post a new letter and all you have to do is nominate a film that you think…