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Tombstone Reviews

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
April 25, 2015
The 'right hand' men are the reason we all keep going back to Tombstone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

TV Guide
May 10, 2012
Too many characters and not enough time in which to deal with them, and action that seems so rushed to get to the end that important scenes are left out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 10, 2012
A lot of care and attention were obviously devoted to selecting locations, designing sets, and grooming handlebar mustaches. Much less attention went to making one believe that any of the events took place circa 1879.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 20, 2010
A spectacular and well acted bit of Western cinema and sadly one in an endangered genre species...
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 17, 2010
Sports pretty much everything one would want in a Western, and though it's not always eminently artful, it is rarely anything less than entertaining. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
May 16, 2010
One of the finest Westerns to come along since the genre decided largely to pack up and ride into the sunset several decades ago.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 13, 2010
It has an energetic flow, and a genuinely rugged, exciting feel, unlike many of the more bloated, picturesque examples of the Western genre.
Brian Orndorf
May 10, 2010
It takes a lot more than the passage of time to value Tombstone. Naps, earplugs, and possibly tremendous amounts of alcohol also assist in the proper digestion of the feature.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Matt Mueller
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2009
Doesn't really cut it in the Western genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Emanuel Levy
December 4, 2008
A tough-talking but soft-hearted tale that is entertaining in a sprawling, old-fashioned manner.
Cole Smithey
November 4, 2007
Dated and flawed, but super cool for Val Kilmer's brilliant performance as Doc Holiday.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
May 13, 2007
It has problems - a LOT of problems - but as bubblegum westerns go, there's also a lot to like.
| Original Score: 3/5
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 18, 2006
I liked the film but I would've liked to have seen some of the first hour trimmed, and the romance taken out completely.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
There's a misguided romantic subplot and the ending rather sprawls, but mostly this is rootin', tootin' entertainment.
Widgett Walls
September 21, 2004
Excellent western that's eminently rewatchable.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 30, 2004
It wants to be at once traditional and morally ambiguous. The two visions don't quite harmonize.
John Urbancich
Your Movies (
May 6, 2004
Kilmer is as legendary as the Doc he plays.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
September 20, 2003
May not be historically accurate, but offers a lot of punch for the buck. A tough, guilty-pleasure Western.
| Original Score: 3/5
Larry Carroll
August 8, 2002
Most of the movie is above-average, but Val Kilmer's performance is what makes it a must-see.
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 8, 2002
...a good, rousing, Wild West adventure yarn.
| Original Score: 8/10
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