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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.
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,…
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.
The benefits of not seeing this in 10+ years is that you can see it on TV and be like "oh this movie kicks ass" but you forget exactly HOW MUCH it kicks ass and how many legendary badass motherfuckers are in it and then it's like you're experiencing the ass-kicking for the first time all over again. The closest thing to a time machine possible.
I've been to Tombstone, Arizona and there is significantly less murder now.
While not as epic as the westerns from Sergio Leone or Clint Eastwood, Tombstone never-the-less remains one of the most enjoyable in the genre thanks to the terrific ensemble cast, gorgeous scenery and intense action. Kurt Russell carries the movie extremely well, but is upstaged at every turn by Val Kilmer, giving what could be the best performance of his career. The supporting cast is so large and impressive there's no way I could list everyone who deserves credit. Some historical facts are fudged and events moved around, but it never takes away from the enjoyment or pace of the film. It's not perfect, but it's always entertaining.
Worth watching over and over again just for Val Kilmer as a perfect Doc Holliday. A special shoutout to Michael Biehn as Johnny Ringo who almost steals some scenes from Val.....almost.
No goddamn reason for a movie with a cast this good to be this goddamn boring.
"Nonsense, I have not yet begun to defile myself."
One of my favorite Westerns, despite its flaws... The film would be just as good if no one spoke but Doc Holliday.
A solid western with a whole lot of familiar faces showing up in supporting roles.
"I want your blood, I want your souls an' I want 'em both right now." One of the best westerns ever made and a real shame that Val Kilmer and Kurt Russell never did anything else together. It has an all star cast that really shines together and delivers on a script that makes revisionist history a joy to watch.
A perfectly fine western until the poorly paced 3rd act, Tombstone is still a worth while Western.
Beautiful, well made western film with a great performance from Val Kilmer.
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