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The Quick and the Dead Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
March 11, 2015
Frequent gun violence in quirky '90s Western.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 3, 2007
Raimi's movie borrows heavily from classic spaghetti westerns, but Raimi has a style of his own, and plenty of it.
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A deadpan black comedy, Sam Raimi's fast-paced movie looks and sounds like a Leone oater but more so.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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
Michael Dequina
February 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Stylish Raimi western is violent, unpredictable.
| Original Score: 4/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 30, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
March 6, 2004
See it for yourself - surprising
| Original Score: 4/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
January 24, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Awesome western. Raimi's technique heightens the standard gunfight drama.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
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
Stephen Farber
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.
Scott Weinberg
October 10, 2001
Another one of those movies meant for movie freaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Matt Ford
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
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