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The Quick and the Dead Reviews

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March 11, 2015
Frequent gun violence in quirky '90s Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 19, 2009
Sam Raimi does a lot of interesting things in The Quick and the Dead and Sharon Stone plays a convincing female gunfighter, but the one-horse plot with no subplots to generate additional interest becomes a drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 3, 2007
Raimi's movie borrows heavily from classic spaghetti westerns, but Raimi has a style of his own, and plenty of it.
June 24, 2006
A deadpan black comedy, Sam Raimi's fast-paced movie looks and sounds like a Leone oater but more so.
September 2, 2005
Raimi's gimmicky but endlessly inventive direction gives it plenty of gas, and the excellent cast takes it the rest of the way.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 2, 2005
Sharon Stone misses the mark on this one.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 30, 2004
Stylish Raimi western is violent, unpredictable.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 6, 2004
See it for yourself - surprising
| Original Score: 4/5
July 14, 2003
Awesome western. Raimi's technique heightens the standard gunfight drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Raimi is limited by a sketch mentality, which means his jokes tend to be over long before his films end. But his tastes for visual mischief and crazy, ill-advised homage can still make for sly, sporadic fun.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 10, 2002
This film is wonderfully directed by Sam Raimi, who makes every shot pop up. From the gripping opening scene to the weird finale, every scene is full of Raimi's great visual style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 9, 2002
Even when the script for The Quick and the Dead runs out of surprises, which is very early, director Sam Raimi keeps the action fast and funny, though he falters when he strains for seriousness.
October 10, 2001
Another one of those movies meant for movie freaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 12, 2001
What Raimi can't find is a center. He hankers for us to giggle at the brutal archetypes he's parodying and to warm to them, too. It won't wash, pardner.
April 17, 2001
The whole film has tremendous visual style, and the frequent bursts of violence are delivered with a clever and often hilarious use of special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2001
Rarely dull, it is not noticeably compelling either, and as the derivative offshoot of a derivative genre, it inevitably runs out of energy well before any of its hotshots runs out of bullets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Raimi's choice to give the film a comic book-like aura of mingled camp and grit makes for some fitfully energetic and entertaining moments, but it's not enough to overcome The Quick and the Dead's primary fault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
As preposterous as the plot was, there was never a line of Hackman dialogue that didn't sound as if he believed it. The same can't be said, alas, for Sharon Stone...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Although Stone may be pleasing to some eyes, she's pretty small in the saddle here -- just an innocuous gender twist on the reluctant cowboy hero. And her story of hellbent revenge is about as compelling as a 30-second fragrance commercial.
January 1, 2000
Sam Raimi's over-the-top homage/sendup of old westerns actually succeeds in making Sharon Stone a believable gunslinger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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