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Sunset (1988)

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Director Blake Edwards departed from his customary sex farces to direct an unusual satirical Western comedy-thriller. In 1927, legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (James Garner) comes to Hollywood to serve as an advisor to a film studio making a movie about Earp's life. He meets silent screen cowboy star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis). The two stumble upon a murder that has apparently occurred on the set but is linked to a renowned bordello. The aging cowboy and the young actor set off on a series of time-warp

May 22, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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It's a plot that unravels on its own, without characters, without anything, not even a point of view. It's a zombie.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Ultimately, Sunset plays like deluxe dinner theater fare. It's a diversion to take along with your after-meal coffee and dessert.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Half of the movie wants to be cheerful, and the other half seems morbid and disenchanted.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
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A tale that is not quite a comedy, or a murder mystery, or a crime thriller, or an expose of Hollywood slime, but manages to make half-hearted stabs in all these directions.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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One of the biggest flops of 1988, Blake Edwards' Sunset is highly uneven, but gorgeous period production values and the easy-going charm of Garner and Willis save it.

March 4, 2006
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Garner's a great Earp (see "Hour of the Gun") but this witless movie trashes not one but two great Western legends.

August 12, 2005
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A misfire on all counts

October 7, 2004
Kalamazoo Gazette

Better than you'd think.

March 19, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Sunset

Re-watched this last night with my dad. We used to watch this film over and over when I was younger and although I never remember it being great I always used to enjoy it. It's still fun and the film has a great period detail look to it. Bruce Willis wasn't yet the big star he would become (although he would do 'Die Hard' that year) but had worked with Blake Edwards on 'Blind Date' and brings a lot of his Moonlighting charm to the role of real life cowboy star Tom Mix. However James Garner is the star here and steals the film from Willis. He would do the same again in a few years in 'Maverick' with Mel Gibson. This is probably one of the first hollywood villains Malcolm McDowell played and is loosely based on Chaplin. The whole thing is a lot of fun and an innocent way to spend a couple of hours. And remember, it's all true...give or take a lie or two.
April 25, 2010
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