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Wyatt Earp (1994)


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Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, this epic version of the legendary western sheriff-gunslinger's life story stars Kevin Costner as Earp, who lived from 1848 to 1929. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, Earp tries to run away to join the Union Army in the Civil War, but he is turned away because of his youth. Instead, he studies law and marries Urilla Sutherland (Annabeth Gish). But Urilla dies of typhoid fever before they can have children. Earp grows despondent and descends into drinking and petty


Western, Drama, Action & Adventure

Lawrence Kasdan, Dan Gordon

May 18, 2004

Warner Home Video

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Though handsome to look at (cinematography is by Owen Roizman), the movie is overlong, stately, and too detailed for its own good; director Kasdan claims his version if more accurate, which may be true, but it doesn't make for a good picture.

December 21, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com

A great Western that was unfairly disparaged back in 1994. The authentic Wyatt Earp is actually a much-better film than the pulpier, more-popular Tombstone.

January 25, 2006 | Comments (8)
Fantastica Daily

Costner's still shouting, but it's hard to hear him from all the way back there in 1940.

July 27, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

...hiding in this three-hour-plus extravaganza is a good two-hour movie. Too bad it's so hard to find.

June 1, 2004 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Comment (1)
Movie Metropolis

Well-meaning western yarn starring Costner in the title role but it's too slow-moving and uneven to digest as anything riveting regarding the Wild West. Kasdan's Wyatt Earp definitely ends up shoots blanks

May 31, 2003

Bloated and unexciting, but Quaid is tremendous

January 5, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Turgid and painfully poker-faced, though Dennis Quaid's Doc Holliday is as good as anyone's

December 30, 2002
Flipside Movie Emporium

"Tombstone" did it better, but

September 20, 2002

A parabolic sagebrush saga about this legendary figure in the Wild West.

August 20, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Beautifully shot and impressively directed, it's an ambitious Western in the classic mold, the kind of film that rarely gets made anymore.

July 25, 2002
Matinee Magazine

Audience Reviews for Wyatt Earp

After Kevin Costner's surprise hit "Dances with wolves" Hollywood considered him the king of Westerns. So it does not come as a surprise that him and director Kasdan tried to tackle the story of one of the great legends of that era. Some of the (beautifully filmed) shots seem to come right out of Costner's own movie. But this film starts out with Earp's youth and takes its time getting to Dodge City, a sheriff star and Doc Holliday. The cast is excellent and full of great names, but Dennis Quaid (who hungered himself down for the Doc role) steals every scene he is in. Sadly, the film is overly long, it would have been a great 2.5 hours movie. As it is, there is still an interesting characterization of a man who became a legend without being a shiny, perfect hero. He is flawed and sometimes even unlikable, much like most of the other characters. But that gives the film a much more realistic feel than most others from the genre. It also helps that James Newton Howard wrote one of the best Western scores ever. If only the film was a tdad shorter.
August 22, 2012

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Kasdan and Costner's version is indeed less B movie than Tombstone, made a year earlier, and is long but still effective once you get past the self-importance. What stands out particularly is how nobility is reached for by less than noble characters, which is as good a way to recall the West as any.
August 18, 2012

Super Reviewer

Pretty good Western, even if it seems to go on forever and bears some great flaws in the script. But first, let me start with what I liked about the film. For as far as the scenery, cinematography and music score goes, this was like delving into a really lush and beautiful painting. I love the atmosphere of the film, whether it's the prairies roamed by great Buffalo herds, or the smokey and vibrant air of the anything-can-happen saloons. But where the eyes are treated royally, the brain regrettably, is not. An example of that is the inconsistencies found in the presentation of our main character, Wyatt Earp. I wanted to sympathize with him, I really did, but when he goes from a goody-two-shoes gentleman to a raging alcoholic who takes out his anger on helpful strangers, I couldn't care less if he bettered himself along the way. It's one of those rare and unfortunate cases when a single scene nearly ruins the entire film. I wasn't very fond of the way Doc Holiday was written either. Tombstone did a much better job with these legends of the West, and made me care about them in way shorter of a running time. All in all though, I quite enjoyed it for what it was. It won't get a place among my all-time favourite Western films, but it was worth the 3 hours I spent within its world. In great need of some editing and a little overly bombastic, though I still thought it was a tad better than the ratings had me expect.
February 11, 2012
Mike S

Super Reviewer

It's not an epic, but it sure wanted to be. Just because you can shoot over three hours of footage doesn't mean you should. I love westerns, but this isn't anything that the genre represents. There's really nothing interesting about the characters, the story or setting. It also has a cast that doesn't deliver performances up to par with their usual work and a director who isn't exactly known for his consistency. It's forgettable and completely unimportant.
March 1, 2010

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    1. Morgan Earp: I say that we just kill 'em all.
    2. Doc Holliday: You know, Morg. Wyatt is my friend, but I believe that I'm beginning to love you.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Mattie Blaylock: Go back to your Jew whore.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Doc Holliday: All of you can kiss my rebel dick.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Doc Holliday: Wyatt Earp? I've heard that name before. Don't know where, but it wasn't good.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Wyatt Earp: Wyatt, you're still a marshal around here, aren't you?
    2. Doc Holliday: Sure. But now he's gonna be a marshal and an outlaw. Best of both worlds, son.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (4 months ago)
    1. Bessie Earp: We are your wives. Don't we ever count more than the damn brothers?
    2. Wyatt Earp: No, Bessie, you don't. Wives come and go, that's the plan truth of it. They run off. They die.
    – Submitted by Alyssa B (7 months ago)
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