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Tombstone (1993) Movie Reviews

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02/26/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Tombstone" by Yojimbo

Hollywood once again retells the story of the legendary lawman, this time in the guise of Kurt Russell. Add Val Kilmer, Sam Neill, and Bill Paxton into the mix and what you get doesn't exactly scream "A list" but what you do have is an ensemble cast that gels particularly well; this is one of those films that manages to be more than the sum of its parts. The bond of brotherhood and friendship between the Earps and Doc Holliday feels genuine and Kilmer clearly relishes the scene stealing part of sickly gentleman adrenaline junkie Holliday. Powers Booth and Michael Biehn also make charismatic villains, the scenes between Biehn and Kilmer being particularly sharp and the Peckinpahesque shoot outs extremely well staged. In fact the shoot out at the OK corral is one of the best versions yet fi...

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05/22/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

I'm your Huckleberry!!!

Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by its star Kurt Russell. The film, which boasts an ensemble cast, involves Wyatt Earp and his brothers moving to Tombstone, Arizona where they and Doc Holliday face off against a band of criminals called the Cowboys. The movie is loosely based on historic incidents occurring in 1881-1882.Tombstone is a thrill ride with feeling, a good enough script, inspiring music and one of the best casts ever assembled in motion pictures. Kurt Russell plays the sensitive Wyatt Earp. Val Kilmer is the movie's life force with a snitty peformance as the homicidal Doc Holliday. The rest of the cast is deep, with even the bit roles manned by people like Billy Zane, Thomas Haden Church, Michael Rooker and Jason Priestley. Sam Elliott is g...

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05/08/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

#18 is at the OK Corral..........

This is not just another adaptation of the infamous gunfight that took place at the OK Corral featuring the likes of Wyatt Earp and his brothers along with Doc Holiday but rather an extremely entertaining version that makes it one of the best western films of the last quarter century. An All-Star cast led by Kurt Russell who plays the tough as nails lawman Earp and Val Kilmer who really shines as the very ill yet deadly gun slinging Holiday; this old west action adventure has you wanting more even at the pictures' end. Sam Elliott, who fits this genre like no other and Bill Paxton both turn in solid roles as the two Earp brothers that Wyatt convinces to join him with their families to start anew in the prospering town of Tombstone. Almost immediately there is trouble due to the criminal ...

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08/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

May drag on a bit, but still good

This is the story of members of one of the greatest gunfights in US history, the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. The film focuses on "Wyatt Earp" (Kurt Russell), who reunites with his brothers "Virgil" (Sam Elliot, who seems to favor doing Westerns when one comes up) and "Morgan" (Bill Paxton) and the rest of his faction in the famed gun battle including the ailing "Doc Holiday" (Val Kilmer).

The film not only runs through the months and days leading to the gunfight, but it also shows the battle and its fallout where the Earp Gang goes after .

The first thing you will notice in this movie has an authentic look. The costumes, though none had that "worn" look, looked real authentic right down to the buttons. Even facial hair on the men looked to be the style worn during the time of...

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2.5/4 

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