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Justice is coming.
Legendary marshal Wyatt Earp, now a weary gunfighter, joins his brothers Morgan and Virgil to pursue their collective fortune in the thriving mining town of Tombstone. But Earp is forced to don a badge again and get help from his notorious pal Doc Holliday when a gang of renegade brigands and rustlers begins terrorizing the town.
Imagine if Jack Sparrow was in a western.
That's Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in Tombstone.
It's even more awesome than how it sounds.
"You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?"
This film could be it's own genre..... Mustacheploitation.
Over the years there have been numerous movies based on the life of Kansas lawman Wyatt Earp and the legendary gunfight at the OK Corral. Although encompassing that event here, this takes a broader look at one of the old West's most memorable names.
George P Cosmatos only made ten feature films before succumbing to cancer back in 2005. This, along with Rambo First Blood Part II are his most well known films and both have plenty of gunplay and a penchant for action. Starring Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp and Bill Paxton and Sam Elliott as his brothers Morgan and Virgil, the plot is a simple good versus evil affair as the lawmen take on a ruthless group of…
The dialogue, the acting, the moustaches, all are amazing.
A Western directed by George P. Cosmatos and written by Kevin Jarre, based on true events around the gunfight at the O.K. Corrall, and the Earp Vendetta Ride in the 1880's. Most of the film is based in the town of Tombstone. It has quite a strong cast including Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, and Michael Biehn.
Wyatt Earp arrives in Tombstone with his brothers Virgil and Morgan, with an intention to build their fortunes. The three have retired from law enforcement and have no desire to return. While there, Earp meets his long time friend Doc Holliday and he also discovers that the town is practically run by a group of outlaws called the Cowboys -…
An excellent western with a nice ensemble cast featuring a scene stealing performance by Val Kilmer.
Further solidifies the argument that Kurt Russell should only be addressed as Kurt Fucking Russell.
This is worth watching simply because of Val Kilmer's Doc Holliday. This is a legendary performance. I'm not kidding nor exaggerating. I never knew he had it in him.... As with many actors, it's all about finding the role.
The film at least gets the main events correct in the right order, especially the shooting. But it's bombastic and there are too many mind-numbing scenes of the good guys blowing away the bad guys in montages -- highly inaccurate historically, for one, but it's not interesting nor aesthetically pleasing. The over-the-top murders at the beginning nearly took me out of the movie completely. Tombstone had one of the most notorious and bloodiest gunfights ever followed by a brutal vengeance path,…
I think this is the one - my Desert Island Film. Endless rewatches never ... NEVER ... get old.
Good. The characters are the most interesting part of the movie. A very good, more modern western.
Dear makers of Lone Ranger,
If you wanted to make an old-fashioned, larger than life, gunslinging Wild Wild West movie instead of a freaking boring dragged out mess you should have watched this movie 1,000 times.
This is how it's done. So much badass. So much mustache.
Full review is here.
This is a great modern western.
Up to about 2/3rds the movie totally had me. Loved the Val Kilmer -Michael Biehn speaking latin face-off.
Then from the train station scene onwards its as if some other director who didn’t quite get the tone of the first 2/3rds came and rushed the last third. This was building up to something great, instead it deflated. Pity, cause I could have loved this one more.
I saw this film when I was younger. This time around I actually watched the film and wow. This western can stack up with any of the classics. Give Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell any day. They were both perfect for their roles. A side note; there are many moments in history that I wish I could've seen, the Gunfight at OK Corral is one of those moments. Not a monumentous moment but for some reason I find it and the other events surrounding this film fascinating.
Val Kilmer was fucking great in this.
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- The Changeling
- The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
- Once Upon a Time in the West
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- The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Well, here's the results for The Letterboxd Community's 50 Favourite Westerns. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this…
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