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½ June 27, 2017
Not as dynamic as Tombstone and with a cast that's not as electric, but it's a fuller story, that delves more into the human side of these characters. You get a fuller story, even if it drags a bit. Works better as a history lesson, as this was apparently the more true to life story.
½ April 13, 2017
In the mold of other Costner movies like Waterworld and Dances with Wolves.....long.boring, and awful acting. Not even comparable to Tombstone.
½ January 6, 2017
boring film to long and just did not have the cool factore that tombstone did
January 6, 2017
Good western starring Kevin Costner and Gene Hackman, a bit long but still good.
½ January 4, 2017
Rotten corny overlong tosh. Costner is dead wet and the wives are even worse. Only Quaid deserves any credit but even his role is a bit hammed up. Just a bad Western at least an hour too long. The music is so corney too.
½ July 14, 2016
Long biopic that arguably doesn't have to be this length, but certainly flows well for its running time. It's not as commercial in style as its Hollywood sister film of the time 'Tombstone', but is perhaps a more grittier representation of the famous law-man than the aforementioned.
June 13, 2016
Lawrence Kasdan directs this western epic about the famed lawman, Wyatt Earp. Although not a terrible movie, this biopic had competition from "Tombstone" , another Earp movie released months earlier. This version is overly long and its cast not as remarkable as those of "Tombstone" .
½ April 13, 2016
Roger Ebert is to movies what Danica Patrick is to NASCAR...

Spare us your biased reviews, we don't care that you don't like westerns.
January 16, 2016
Maybe epic but not epic enough to get his whole life, something that would surely enlighten the era. well done with many life lessons. Like ennemies with guns may kill you or your brothers. I enjoyed englishes shooting at each others. Only one indian shot in the whole movie!
January 16, 2016
Maybe epic but not epic enough to get his whole life, something that would surely enlighten the era. well done with many life lessons. Like ennemies with guns may kill you or your brothers. I enjoyed englishes shooting at each others. Only one indian shot in the whole movie!
November 22, 2015
31%
Saw this on 20/2/15
The film has superb cinematography and it may be more historically accurate than the more enjoyable Tombstone, but Kevin Costner (who is an actor that I like very much) gives one of his worst performances. It's not that he overacts, he just doesn't emote at all. After a certain point, unfortunately the entire film develops the mood and spirit of Costner's performance, becoming excessively dull and morbid. Despite it's big budget, the film rarely has a single action scene and it's mostly talky all the time. Watching the film, we might even wonder about the historic figure in concern, ie what sort of a legend is this Wyatt Earp? That's the film's biggest sin. The film also concentrates simply too much on Earp, I know it's a biopic, but one that simply has it's eyes glued on Costner is too boring. However, Dennis Quaid manages to provide a good performance in a role that gave his really no scope at all.
October 26, 2015
A detailed look into Tombstone's famous Earp brothers life and tribulations.
jjnxn
Super Reviewer
October 25, 2015
Good film hampered by over length.
Jim P.
Super Reviewer
October 15, 2015
It was a good movie but it was just too long. Way too long.
August 10, 2015
Easily one of the greatest westerns ever made. Brilliantly directed and acted, with great performances from both Kevin Costner and Dennis Quaid. Ten times better than the overrated Tombstone.
August 6, 2015
It's not terrible, but you'd expect more.
April 21, 2015
An epic in it's feel and beauty but just long and boring as an actual movie.
½ April 8, 2015
An epic telling of Wyatt Earp's entire life. Over 3 hours of Old West adventure. Dennis Quaid is a great Doc Holliday.
½ March 28, 2015
kever Costner shouldbhave passed on this.. sorry but true.
March 8, 2015
Goodish, but not great. Excessively long, at over three hours. Lacks focus, dwelling too much on minor details and irrelevant sub-plots. It could easily have been cut down to two hours, and been tighter, punchier and just as character-centric.

I am not a fan of Kevin Costner, and this movie didn't help that impression. He doesn't do Wyatt Earp much justice - trying to act the hero by being cool and calm, but just coming across as solemn, aloof and boring.

This said, the cinematography and scenery are great. Dennis Quaid's portrayal of Doc Holliday is something to behold.

The remainder of the cast is pretty amazing for the names involved, some of which weren't stars yet and/or had very minor roles - Gene Hackman, Mark Harmon, Bill Pullman, Michael Madsen, Jeff Fahey, Isabella Rossellini, Tom Sizemore, Mare Winningham, Tea Leoni.

So much potential wasted.
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