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.
The dialogue, the acting, the moustaches, all are amazing.
An excellent western with a nice ensemble cast featuring a scene stealing performance by Val Kilmer.
Val Kilmer steals this film right out from under Kurt Russell's hairy upper lip.
If you like dialogue and/or moustaches, this is your movie.
"Hell's coming with me!" - Wyatt Earp
As has been pointed out on numerous occasions, the western is a dying genre and has been for a good twenty or thirty years now. Films such as Tombstone have kept the genre alive though. It is a very impressive movie and manages to avoid the clichés which sometimes cursed the genre, particularly in its heyday.
Tombstone relies not on constant gunslinging but on tension to make the experience enjoyable. The viewer doesn't know when the next shot will be fired or who it will be fired by and that is what makes the stand off between the Earps and the Cowboys so thoroughly engaging.
Premium quality acting is always a key component…
"Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just..walked over your grave..."
"Go ahead, skin it. Skin that smokewagon and see what happens."
"You know. Frederick Fucking Chopin."
This list could go on and on...
Everything you want in a western. Great cast, dialogue, action and epic facial hair. Outside of the unnecessary romantic subplot this is really good. Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday sits alongside his performance in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang making me wonder why he doesn’t get more work. He is the very definition of a scene-stealer here. Kurt Russell is also great as Wyatt Earp.
I’m your huckleberry
Hollywood actors have a massive tache-off. Kurt Russell wins.
Val Kilmer does some ACTING. Not acting with small letters. ACTING. With big letters. Oh, and Billy Bob Thornton actually looked under 50 once.
One of the best movies I've ever seen!
Cool gun fights.
Totally rad western, Kurt Russell at his coolest, and Val Kilmer at his most slimy and fucked up, good stuff. Lots of gun battles and montages of bandits being murdered and people falling off horses, good stuff.
Far more stupid than I remember it being. But you know, Kilmer. "You're a daisy if you do" and all that jazz.