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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.
It would be dishonest to claim this film as a radical text; almost certainly no one involved is an anti-cop socialist, certainly not the main players. Still, the depiction of law and order against organized crime blurs the line between the two to the point that the badge is no better than the red sash, to the point that every act of violence is a murder, even if it has the law behind it.
We see the Earps fighting for family and friends, but the Cowboys do the same. We see the Earps resorting to trickery (the gun in the opium den is such a nasty little moment) and celebrating vicious brutality. Yes, the Cowboys are shown to commit sins…
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,…
I love this film dearly. It's big, brash, chock full of cliché and quotable dialogue, and has some terrific set-pieces. Considering that he's along side a bewhiskered Kurt Russell and Sam Elliott, Val Kilmer, for once, completely owns a film - he is Doc Holliday.
I'm Your Huckleberry.
Plenty of dust, awesome action, magnificent moustaches and golden gems by Val Kilmer's 'Doc Holliday'...
“It’s true. You are a good woman. Then again, you may be the antichrist.”
"I have two guns, one for each of ya"
I'm reviewing this movie for two reasons. One of them is simply because I alluded to it in my editorial for The Magnificent Seven. The other reason is because I love westerns. Next to crime dramas and superhero movies, the western is my favorite genre in film, and it all began for me with a little gem from 1993 called Tombstone, starring Kurt Russell and Val Kilmer.
Here's the story. 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…
I was shocked how much I didn't like this movie.
I really like westerns. I like all the actors that were in this movie So this should have been a match made in heaven for me.
But the story has really bad pacing, characters turn up and leave and I totally forget that they are even in the movie until they appear again. Even the acting isn't that good. The romance in this movie is absolutely terrible. And the only one who was great and I do mean absolutely great was Val kilmer and Powers Boothe is trying his best but I kept seeing Cy Tolliver from Deadwood (even though this came first, I know). And Billy Zane's performance was actually a little fun. But all the others are just sooooo bland and forgettable and are really phoning it in.
5 out of 10
Verrassend goed. Een aantal sterke personages en acteer prestaties. Vooral Val Kilmer als Doc Holliday. 👌
I've already watched Wyatt Earp, so this one seemed like a rushed and clipped version but I gotta accept this one had a better flow of story and screenplay... Maybe due to the then tech advancement compared to the older version
It's like Dirty Harry if it had been set in the Wild West, and if he had a moustache, and if everyone else had a moustache.
Be gote my friend.
I'm not too experienced with westerns, but this one seems like it's pretty top notch. I really don't know what to say about it except that it was full of action and adventure and a whole combination of excellent acting, direction, and cinematography.
And I knew Kurt Russell was great, but Val Kilmer surprised me. It's hard to say who was better in this movie. Bill Paxton was still trying to get out of his goofy pigeonhole, though.
Yes, It's better than Wyatt Earp...
...and that's because (and I said this in my Wyatt Earp review) it doesn't focus entirely on Earp's biography and past. Saying that, this film is essentially the second half of the film Wyatt Earp. But what actually makes this film significantly better than Wyatt Earp is definitely Kurt Russell's performance. Kevin Costner just wasn't good enough; he wasn't intimidating, he wasn't strong-willed, and he just wasn't Wyatt Earp. Kurt Russell is. And I believed that he was.
A little thought: Some how this film is good, which is weird considering the director. For instance, George P. Cosmatos' only other recognizable films are such as Rambo: First Blood Part 2 and fuckin' Cobra. What?
Anyway, I liked it and it's fun. Recommended to those who like the O.K. Corral legend.
90 of my favorite movies from the 90s. In some sort of order.
Game over, man!
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