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½ November 6, 2016
A western Western. A western MOVIE. Spectacular in most ways, including a magnificent film score & sound design, as evidenced by its 70mm 6-track release in '85. The 5.1 DVD Dolby Surround is excellent. There's really too much going-on in this film, unlike "Unforgiven," but still ... And the female characters are underutilized in story & screen time, and in love interest & raw westward-ho the women old-time boots-on lovemaking, especially with Arquette on-board. Really, you want Carol Baker & Debbie Reynolds to emerge from the Rio Grande somewhere along the way, so stellar are the male leads. If you need a Western fix with plenty of shooting, dust, & panorama, this is a good one. Kevin Kline was good casting, almost surprisingly, as was Brian Dennehy. Costner's screen persona worked well, perhaps even better than later on ...
October 15, 2016
Raucously enjoyable Western with a terrific cast and a rousing Bruce Broughton score. It sags slightly around the halfway mark, but quickly gets back on its feet, with loving nods to High Noon, Magnificent Seven and many others. Kevin Kline is a wonderfully sardonic lead, and John Cleese and Brian Dennehy make great sheriffs.
June 15, 2016
A western with an 80's cast which I expected to be pretty poor. It wasn't, it was pretty entertaining and well made. Kevin Costner doesn't have such a big role either, whcih is another plus point.
June 9, 2016
Heavy on the action and very light on plot, the movie is entertaining but not memorable.
½ April 30, 2016
Visually appealing and with a well-rounded narrative, Silverado is pure cinematic gold as one of the best westerns in film that benefits massively from the terrific performances which include Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Brian Dennehy and Jeff Goldblum.
April 21, 2016
Silverado (1985) ???
Slam-bang, in-your-face action western, in fully charged "Hollywoodized" format. Small league posse tires to take the law into their own hands to "right" a small town's immoral code of ethics. A-list cast shines in a story well told, even if it asks the viewer to suspend their disbelief at certain moments. Photography, color, and scenery, are all great, and the action sequences are exceedingly well done. Proof that a popcorn movie doesn't have to be dumb . . . or overlong. Great fun.
April 8, 2016
a very interesting and entainting movie.
February 16, 2016
A throwback western, maybe the last of its breed. Popular in its day, it seems dated in a deeply depressing way; it is always looking back to a glorious time that was overrated all the same.
½ December 29, 2015
One of my top three modern westerns.
November 14, 2015
140903: I'd forgotten how good this movie was. Unfortunately, it seems to lose a bit of momentum in the second half. Cool characters, cool firearms and lots of action. Don't worry, it picks up again.
October 19, 2015
Scott Glenn kills two mystery enemy and continue his journey. He find Kevin Kline his old pal and save him. They travel to a nearby town where Kevin see the guy that rob him. He bought a lousy gun and kill him. Brian Dennehy his old pal now a sheriff, let him go because he prove the horse belong to him. In the saloon the people didn't welcome Danny Glover. Scott speak for him and he left in peace. The local sheriff led them to see Kevin Costner, brother of Scott in jail for killing a man. He is to hanged for death. Kevin go to jail for killing another guy who rob him. Together him and Costner escape and Scott burnt the hanging post. The sheriff chase after them out and Danny shoot them away. Travel halfway they see a bunch of folks whose money has been snatch by the posse they hire to escort. Scott and Danny help to take back the money with their plan. Danny decide to head home and is angry the people chase his father out of his own land. The bullies follow them and kill his father. Scott and Costner head home to find their sister. Kevin go to a saloon run by Linda Hunt. The true boss is Brian. He offer a job to him and kill the assistant when he find out he looted some of his money. Danny go find his sister Lynn Whitfield who left home long ago. She is with Jeff Goldblum a gambler. Costner get into trouble in the saloon with Jeff Fahey over a girl and Kevin solve the situation. Jeff, Kevin and Brian used to be in the same gang until one day Kevin saved a dog that tangle onto Jeff's horse which he want to kill. Kevin since parted ways with the gang. Scott got into trouble with Jeff and he want to kill him. Brian pay Kevin handsomely and want him to stay out of the way for him to clean up local mess. Scott is practicing his gun and attack by the gang. Jeff nearly kill him but Danny appear in time and save him. He find Lynn for help and Goldblum appear to help but Danny is send to jail by the sheriffs. Costner go home and his sister family is held hostage by the sheriffs. They shot his bro-in-law and burn the house and took the boy as hostage. Brian warn Kevin not to meddle or Linda will pay the price. Lynn ask around and suspect Goldblum is no good. She took his knife and visit Danny in jail but is shot. Danny bust out and tell Scott. Kevin join the duo to save the boy at the barn. Costner also appear and they go into town to make things right. Costner kill Jeff outside the bar. Goldblum saw Linda came out of a cabin where Lynn is recuperating. He wait there for her return but Danny came and kill him. Kevin show down with Brian and kill him swiftly. Linda get to keep her saloon. Costner and Scott leave with their nephew with the parents. Danny and Lynn also leave town. Kevin become the sheriff.
½ October 17, 2015
89%
Watched this on 17/10/15
Underrated, well cast, well acted, rich on details, this Western from Lawrence Kashdan is one of the most memorable films of the genre even though it tells a story that we may know very well, but then again which Western has such a thick story? Compared to the only other western of Kashadan that I have seen( Wyatt Earp), Silverado is far far better. It's also finely shot throughout and although it gets tired towards the end watching the predicable ending take place, the style of the film can outlive it all.
September 6, 2015
A modern day classic with a stellar cast, great plot, unbelievable locations, and a classic big sky score. One of the very best western ever made!
½ July 29, 2015
While one can't simply deny its stellar cast, Silverado fails to unfold its story correctly and ends up losing itself along the way
½ July 24, 2015
A near perfect film and a real throwback to the days of star-studded westerns. Scott Glenn, Kevin Kline, and Kevin Costner in particular are scene stealers.
Super Reviewer
July 18, 2015
Silverado mixes old fashioned western film fun and cliches with one of the best ensemble casts I've EVER SEEN!
½ January 29, 2015
A clever slant on the Western genre with a great set of performances and a few great scenes at its core. Full review later.
January 29, 2015
My Favorite Western Film Is 1956's The Searchers.
January 16, 2015
This is hands down my favorite western of all time.
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