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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…
Fun story with an always great Kurt Russell and an even better Val Kilmer, my mouth is on the floor when someone plays a dieing man, it takes talent to me. I can see this getting remade, it was a good.
When you have to confront yourself with Gunfight at the O.K. Corral it's probably better not to even try.
Also, it's probably better not to replace Kirk Douglas in one of the finest performance of all time with Val Kilmer. With all due respect to Val Kilmer, he just seems ridiculous.
The first half is decent, but once it passes the legendary O.K. Corral shootout it grinds to a halt and meanders for another hour or so with little coherent purpose or direction.
The cast is great all around with Val Kilmer and Russell being the standouts. But aside from Holiday, all the characters are underwritten, and attempts at drama just fall flat for the most part.
There are a couple decent sequences of tension and some good gunfights along with few truly awful action montages.
If it had any idea how to end and with a bit more character work, it could have been great. As it is, it has quite a few moments and Kilmer is definitely worth a watch, but the unfocused script and poor pacing make it feel slight and it's gets a little tedious at times
A bit too melodramatic, but it is still an enjoyable western that stays remarkably true to the legendary event that it dramatizes. Most memorable is the requisite verbal sparing: "Now is that a fact?" "That's a fact."
I feel like I might appreciate this movie more if I was more familiar with the Western genre. Ultimately, though, I spent most of the film thinking about how Deadwood covered similar themes with many of the same actors in a much more compelling way.
This film showcases the best and worst of masculinity, oftentimes within the same character. The performances, casting, cinematography, and dialogue are startlingly good. The story is mostly great, though the women are pretty severely under-characterized. The editing is the one major flaw in the film, it's mostly passable, but several sequences are pretty rough in their construction and flow. The worst offense is the laughable, mood-murdering closing narration. However, what works in this film works very well. Val Kilmer's last scene in the film is shockingly powerful for both intangible and tangible reasons, chiefly that the scene is impeccably written, photographed, and acted. An underappreciated gem that I'm very glad to have been exposed to.
Although my favorite take on the O.K Corral legend will always be My Darling Clementine this revenge drama is embellished with cracking performances from Snake Plissken and future Batman. Great scenery and an effective score too.
I was at a restaurant in Tombstone, AZ and apparently they play this movie on a loop there
The first half an hour wasn't very interesting. But it got better, thought the film (especially the script) was clumsy. Sometimes it made me laught though. I liked most the scenes where Val Kilmer were telling some funny quotes. I was always waiting his scenes. Some of the scenes where they filmed landscapes were beautiful. The shooting scenes were pointless and dull, it made me think that they only did that because they have to, it's a western movie after all, right? But they didn't work.
Anyway, if you can forget this film's clumsiness and ALL THOSE MOUSTACHES, it's pretty entertaining.
Now that I think, it might even be that those things made the movie watchable...
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
This list is the Letterboxd version of The Oxford History of World Cinema.
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