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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.
How to be a man 101
Mediocre acting from most of the cast, however Val Kilmer plays the best Doc Holiday I have seen on screen.
Although this movie wasn't anything spectacular it was a classic western. As a fan of the genre as a whole, I can hardly bring myself to dislike something like this, a fun and exciting gun slinging movie that is very enjoyable.
A wise man once said "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend", and he was right. TOMBSTONE is an epic in the vein of the John Ford/Howard Hawks-style Western and is much more enjoyable than UNFORGIVEN or even "Deadwood", a show I do love. Yes, we all know that the Wild West was nothing like John Wayne, but the genre is almost unmatched in America cinema and I'd much rather watch masterful storytelling than get a history lesson.
After the first major climax, the film gets bogged down in montages that replace the previous acts' character development, subplots and suspense, but the first hour is moment after moment of fantastic world-building. Overall this is a fine, fine film with…
Kind-of-overdone-Hell-metaphor be damned, this is still an absolutely fantastic bit of film-making, combining all I love of the Western genre in all of its theatricality and brutal reality. A rushed ending does little to quash the success of a film filled with fantastic lines, great performances and engrossing cinematography. This film is my Huckleberry.
"I'm your huckleberry."
If they give an Oscar for the casting director, then the one that worked on this film deserves an Oscar. This has a great supporting cast that really elevates the whole film. Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe, Michael Biehn, Jason Priestly, Stephen Lang (Ike Clanton), Thomas Hayden Church, Dana Delany, Michael Rooker, Billy Bob Thorton (he has a three minute roll), Billy Zane, John Corbett, and others I might be missing. On top of that, this has got to be one of Val Kilmer's best performances. These people combined with a good script, cool action scenes, good directing, and decent cinematography, make this a must see in the Western genre.
"Frederick Fucking Chopin."
"I got two guns...one for each of you."
"I have many friends"..."I don't."
"I'll be your huckleberry..."
There are so many hilarious parts to this movie, it could only have been ghost directed by Kurt Russell. The mustaches! The gunplay! The cast! The horse riding! The sweeping scenery and score! It's a classic American western made in a post Rambo Hollywood environment. Way better than its counterpart, Costner's Wyatt Earp, from what I hear. I seriously would have liked to have seen Kurt Russell actually take on other films, as he makes a lot of really good choices here. That final battle of wills between Ringo and Holliday- so tense! And it's just a…
Još jedan u nizu westerna o slavnom šerifu Vajatu Erpu i njegovom prijatelju s one strane zakona Doku Holideju. Kurt Russell, kao i uvijek, rula u ulozi Erpa a i Valu Kilmeru iznenađujuće dobro pristaje uloga Holideja. Odličan film, iako nije ni blizu kultnom 'Obračunu kod OK korala' ali je film u kojem će uživati svi ljubitelji kvalitetne western akcije.
Sometime outlaw, sometime lawman Wyatt Earp lived a fascinating life. Kurt Russell is exceptional as Wyatt Earp, and Val Kilmer turns in one of his best performance as Doc Holliday, but the film is too muddled and uneven and fails to do justice to this seminal figure in the wild west.
It's a parade of famous names associated with the American West including the Earps, the Clantons, the Mastersons, and Mattie Blaylock, but we don't see enough of them to make an impression. While most people don't know who Big Nose Kate or Billy Breakenridge were, this film assumes its audience consists of experts in minor western anecdotes. Instead of exposition or explanation, we're left with a lot of name…
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.
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