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Tombstone Reviews

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Top Critic
James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
It's difficult to assign responsibility for the most serious of this film's shortcomings, but one thing is clear: somewhere along the way, the creative process misfired.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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+
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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.
Matt Mueller
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2009
Doesn't really cut it in the Western genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
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Richard Harrington
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Highly stylized fashion-wise but awkwardly unfocused in its plotlines, it aims for the western iconography of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone but never gets past its own directorial hurdles.
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film is a mess, there are two or three pre-climaxes but no climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
December 25, 1993
Plays like a three-hour rough cut that's been trimmed down to a slightly shorter rough cut.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

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
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 15, 2002
| 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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
Film Threat
May 6, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
An entertaining retelling of the story, often with insight into the principal participants.
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