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Tombstone Reviews

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½ August 15, 2015
Except for its atmosphere, nothing about this movie feels genuine. "Tombstone" boasts underwhelming performances and bland dialogue.
½ July 8, 2015
Without Kilmer's performance this would be unwatchable.
June 27, 2015
This film showcases the best and worst of masculinity, oftentimes within the same character. The performances, casting, cinematography, and dialogue are startlingly good. The story is mostly great, though the women are pretty severely under-characterized. The editing is the one major flaw in the film, it's mostly passable, but several sequences are pretty rough in their construction and flow. The worst offense is the laughable, mood-murdering closing narration. However, what works in this film works very well. Val Kilmer's last scene in the film is shockingly powerful for both intangible and tangible reasons, chiefly that the scene is impeccably written, photographed, and acted. An underappreciated gem that I'm very glad to have been exposed to. Thanks Sjoerdsma.
June 26, 2015
Tombstone suffers from speedy scenes that tend to skip a lot of story to make-up time in in such scenes, the film loses many points. That being said, there is so much done well that it doesn't take away from the fact that this is a must-see western film. The story of Wyatt Earp is classic, Russell is great, and Kilmer steals the show. Earp is an outstanding western bad-ass thanks to Russell and it's a lot of fun to see, even if it could have been much better. (80%)
½ June 18, 2015
"I'm your huckleberry."
June 7, 2015
One of my favorite westerns!
May 29, 2015
As corny as it is awesome, there are lines that make me say 'scheesh' as well as inspiring classics. A few scenes make the movie and every man will be left wanting to be Doc Holliday.
May 24, 2015
Uneven Western that is great for the first 2/3's but falls apart at the end. The cast is excellent for the most part, with Kurt Russell giving one of his best performances as Wyatt Earp, playing him as someone who can believably stare down a man with a gun and gets great support from the rest of the cast, though there are so many some don't get the screen time they deserve. The highlight is Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday, giving the performance of his career in not only physically looking like a man stricken with tuberculous but also capturing his intelligence & sadistic demeanor. He's a man looking to die but wants to take a few with him along the way. Behind the camera, George Cosmatos does a solid job and the film gets credit for being more historically accurate than previous ones (Earp is depicting as a man more interested in making money with a vicious streak, while it's his brother Virgil that accurately leads as town marshal). There are some nice gunfights to, with the O.K. Corral shoot-out being one of the best ever filmed. Unfortunately, the final third falls apart at the end, turning into an action montage with little plot (though a few more nice scenes for Earp & Holiday). Overall, a very fun film to watch, despite it's flaws.
May 23, 2015
Great cast, holds up well for a film that allegedly directed itself 22 years ago.
½ May 19, 2015
The audience score has it right... This film is damn near perfect
½ May 11, 2015
This movie has a lot of critical acclaim, but for all the wrong reasons. I mean the movie had an extremely huge amount of action, but at the same time had some cheesy thing's that made me laugh out loud. All in All it was a pretty fun movie to watch. 7/10
½ April 22, 2015
An epically casted and vastly entertaining western flick.
April 8, 2015
The action movie version of Wyatt Earp's story. Way more action packed and fast paced. Great ride through the Old West. Kurt Russell is a BAMF.
½ April 8, 2015
Could have used more Wyatt and Doc and that romantic last ten minutes dragged on but the fight scenes and Kilmer were great.
½ March 28, 2015
great movie. very tough and hard cast. much better that kevin costner... one of my favs...very hard movie and der on my top 20 best westerns
March 21, 2015
150321: This film is fairing well with time. Still a decent western after multiple viewings and 22 years.
½ March 9, 2015
Rollicking, entertaining western. Focuses on Wyatt Earp and his brothers and Doc Holliday and their time in Tombstone, Arizona in the 1880s. For most people that story starts and ends with the gunfight at the OK Corral, but that event is only one scene in this movie. This shows how that was actually part of a much bigger picture, and wasn't anywhere near the end of it.

Decent plot that keeps moving along at a brisk pace. Some attempts at character development, but it is mostly superficial. Dialogue can be a bit gung ho at times but is generally fine.

Star-studded cast, even among the minor roles. Just about everyone involved is a known actor now. Some may have been unknowns at the time, but are stars today, eg Billy Bob Thornton who has a handful of lines, Thomas Haden Church. Charlton Heston makes an appearance, for about a minute!

Good fun.
March 2, 2015
Hands down the best Western film I've ever seen and will probably ever see.
February 28, 2015
Possibly the best modern western aside from Unforgiven. Great cast highlighted by Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday.
February 26, 2015
A fantastic film. Guaranteed rewatch!
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