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Tombstone Reviews

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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-