'Doc' (1971)





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Most westerns wrap their stories, legends really, with a light clothing of history and period. Any history found in them is usually a mix of legend and fantasy. By way of contrast, in this film, an attempt is made to accurately portray the lives and persons of Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, and the now-legendary events that took place in the town of Tombstone. Those looking for fast-paced action will be disappointed in this film, as it deals more in psychological character studies than action. … More

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Western
Directed By: ,
Written By: Pete Hamill
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 3, 1996
United Artists



as Katie Elder

as Doc Holliday

as Wyatt Earp

as Ike Clanton

as Rev. Foster

as Sheriff Beham

as Morgan Earp

as Barlett

as Virgil Earp

as Mattie Earp

as Alley Earp

as Frank McLowrey

as Mexican Bartender

as Billy Clanton

as Hotel Clerk
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Critic Reviews for 'Doc'

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Doc misfires. Too bad. this picture is loaded with talent and potential.

Full Review… | May 10, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie really does give you a sense of inhabiting the West.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Director Perry is only moderately capable of handling the talents in a film which is either meditative or boring, depending on how it is viewed.

Full Review… | October 30, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A strange and enjoyable little take on an oft-told tale.

April 3, 2005

October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

August 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for 'Doc'

One of the best versions of the classic Doc Holiday & Wyatt Earp story. Stacy Keach is awesome as always. One of the favorites of the Coen Brothers.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


Interesting take on the Earp/Holiday legend. A fairly accurate portrayal of Wyatt, but in the process, the most interesting character Doc Holiday, gets too soft.

Brad West

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