No idea if there is a list for this yet, but I think I will keep this as kind of…
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.
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.
A Western directed by George P. Cosmatos and written by Kevin Jarre, based on true events around the gunfight at the O.K. Corrall, and the Earp Vendetta Ride in the 1880's. Most of the film is based in the town of Tombstone. It has quite a strong cast including Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, and Michael Biehn.
Wyatt Earp arrives in Tombstone with his brothers Virgil and Morgan, with an intention to build their fortunes. The three have retired from law enforcement and have no desire to return. While there, Earp meets his long time friend Doc Holliday and he also discovers that the town is practically run by a group of outlaws called the Cowboys -…
An excellent western with a nice ensemble cast featuring a scene stealing performance by Val Kilmer.
Moustaches, testosterone, a love story, a bit of emotional manipulation and last but not least - funding for Beyond the Black Rainbow, apparently.
The true and definitive story of Tombstone, the cowboy and the life's of the Earp brothers as well as Doc Holiday, who was played by Val Kilmer who I think nailed his role perfectly and by far his best performance I have seen, this movie is a stunning, amazingly true story- it has two or three obvious movie mistakes, forgive and forget. A must watch film for western fans everywhere.
"are you goanna do something or just stand there and bleed"
It can feel clunky and a tad overly dramatic, but it's anchored by some fine characters and performances. It's a fairly standard, but effective, western.
Watched this with my theater teacher. Filled with quotable lines and top notch acting this film is for all western lovers.
When compared to 'Wyatt Earp', Tombstone has the superior cast and a superior OK Corral shootout. 'Earp' has a more satisfying storyline and superior direction.
A truly great western.
I was not expecting to enjoy this film at all. Five-star cast or not (whatever happened to Michael Biehn?). It's still a western and a modern western at that. The good guys are heroic and honest and the bad guys are drunk and cruel. And that does not change here. None of the characters any real depth beyond what the story tells them to do.
Still, the screenplay for Tombstone is quality. The interaction between especially Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday more than makes up for the slights that Powers Booth exudes. I mean, with his stupid evil chuckle and his oiled up mustache, his name might as well be "Black Bart".
Although more attention should have been given to…
Tombstone Western-film directed by George P. Cosmatos, written by Kevin Jarre. Starring Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Robert Mitchum (the narrator).
It is based on actual events of Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, along with the Earp Vendetta which followed it soon after in Tombstone. Kurt Russell plays Wyatt Earp and Val Kilmer plays Doc Holliday, Bill Paxton and Sam Elliot both play Earp's brothers.
Amazing locations, and true characterization of actual persons from American Old West. Doc Holiday character has been purely portrayed by many actors, and it furthers interest for audience. I was disappointed with too much of violence in the film, killing someone seemed as if no big deal; and it doesn't panic us anymore to see Earp's brother shot to dead in the mid of the movie.
Val Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Val Kilmer.
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Well, here's the results for The Letterboxd Community's 50 Favourite Westerns. I'd like to thank everyone who contributed to this…
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