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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.
"You gonna do somethin'? Or are you just gonna stand there and bleed?"
This film could be it's own genre..... Mustacheploitation.
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.
This is the most fun I've had watching a Western since...Ever?
This movie is built upon it's characters. That's nothing unusual for a Western film. They almost always try to forge out some God-like hero figure and a nastier than Satan villain. And some of my favorite films in the genre do a good job of putting some memorable characters on screen. But the characters are here aren't just memorable, they are having a blast.
Kurt Russel plays Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer plays Doc Holliday. It's basically a buddy comedy. Wyatt is an old man wanting to retire and find some peace from all these hooligans he's been putting away for so long. He rides to the next town…
George P. Cosmatos's "Tombstone" is a well-rendered, completely entertaining Western. Concerned with themes of honor and duty, the film tells a historical and oft-told tale of lawlessness and those who repelled it in the dusty American southwest. Though never thoughtful or subdued, the film is an outstanding and robust genre outing.
Kurt Russell stats as Wyatt Earp in this 1993 adaptation of the US Marshall's based-in-fact legend. Following the period in which the retired lawman moves to Tombstone, Arizona to settle into a quiet life with his brothers, "Tombstone" offers no new angles on Earp or his family; but the story is compelling, nonetheless.
Cosmatos fills his film with an ill-tamed mix of shots and styles. Low angles, high angles,…
FYI. The more I like a movie...the longer my reviews seem to be.....be prepared as I love this movie.
I finally got my wife to watch one of my favorite movies of all-time .....1993's Tombstone. In Tombstone...Kurt Russell plays Wyatt Earp while Val Kilmer plays Doc Holliday and covers their lives before, during and after the famous "Gunfight at the OK Coral".
Ten Reasons Why I Love This Movie So Much.
1. The cast the cast the cast. Almost every speaking line is done by a known to me actor or actress...how many big cast (I count 25 memorable roles) movies can say that?
2. Movie connects with westerns of the past. Robert Mitchum does the narration....Charlton Heston plays a…
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…
My roommate's favorite movie (somehow). I thought it was solid.
A movie with this cast and Val Kilmer having this much fun shouldn't be as boring and average as this is. Cosmatos has never been a mindblowing auteur, but COBRA at least has Angel Of The City and Stallone slicing a slice of pizza with scissors. This plays like a dry drama/ adventure, and it's never as fun as Billy Zane's character, but at least Biehn has a cool looking mustache.
One of my all time favorite films, not just one of my favorite westerns, Tombstone is a film I have seen countless times. For me it is the definitive film on the subject of Wyatt Earp and the events surrounding the gunfight at the OK Corral. I know it isn't the most accurate version of the story but I can live with that. In terms of the cast I can't say enough just how fantastic it is. There are so many recognizable faces and every actor and actress is absolutely stellar in their roles. Val Kilmer rises to the top however in what I feel is his best performance ever. He totally owns the role of Doc Holliday and virtually every line he utters is quotable. Did I mention Charlton Heston?
If you haven't seen Tombstone do yourself a favor and watch one of most enjoyable westerns ever made.
There's only one thing you need for a truly great film, and that's an engaging, emotional, deeply profound story that is well told. But what if you story is slightly over serviceable? Just have a ridiculously great cast (that doesn't mean famous, that means great actors who can, you know, act) with a decent score and above-average direction.
Tombstone overachieves. Kurt Russell and particularly Val Kilmer are the standouts, but there isn't a single member of cast who doesn't take control when his or her line is next. And the story, if you find it cliché or B-movie grade (which admittedly I did) it eventually pushes itself so far over the edge in terms of "wow did that just happen? did they just kill ANOTHER guy?" that you realize this is the Fast Five of Westerns. And yes, that's a huge compliment. The only problem is its missing Fast 6.
I'm not one for westerns, but I really enjoyed this one. This movie keeps you thoroughly engaged through the entire film.
It's brilliant and wonderful and terrific and watch the director's cut. Can't praise this enough. Perfect script and editing, and even the theatrical cut is five stars; it's just that the director's cut is FIVE stars.
Kilmer is absolutely riveting as Doc Holiday and Russell is good as Wyatt Earp as well. It goes off the rails a bit at the end, but three quarters of this movie is really entertaining.
One of my favorite movies of all time. My moms horse is in this movie!
Love this film!! One of the best Western Movies ever made! Every character is done so well!
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