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The movie itself is a lot of deadwood in the competitive holiday season.
Interesting take on Wild Bill Hickock, again mixing more fable with his real life.
A rare Walter Hill movie that just didn't work for me.
A Hot, Adrenaline-Pumping Western...Barkin is blistering!
A tedious, confusing, and dismal account of the historical figure.
The characters are interesting as caricature, but not as real people. There is no one in the show that the audience cares whether they live or die.
Jeff Bridges gives a bravura performance as the legendary gunslinger at the end of his days.
Jeff Bridges as both the advertised legend and as the very tired soul behind the advertising, sick of whole production even as he keeps the fires stoked. Ellen Barkin and John Hurt ably fill in as seconds, all of us simply waiting for the drama to draw to its infamous closing moments, which flaws a generally interesting take on living with fame.
Unfortunately a dull effort from Bridges who seems to be willing to play a caricature in order to get an easy paycheque. The supporting cast which has a bunch of talented actors seems to fall into line with Bridges. Get in, have some fun dressing up like coyboys and then get out.
1995 Western film about the last days of legendary lawman Wild Bill Hickok. Wild Bill, portrayed by Jeff Bridges is serving as sheriff of Deadwood, South Dakota. Jack McCall, played by David Arquette is a young man whose mother and family has been slighted by Bill in the past, and is out for revenge. Troubled by his on again off again relationship with fellow outlaw Calamity Jane (Ellen Barkin) and haunted by the ghosts of his past, Wild Bill and his failing eyesight faces a grave concern with the arrival of this dangerous newcomer to town.Poor performances and a ridiculous finale made this a great deception.
The story of 19th century gunslinger Wild Bill, convincingly played by Jeff Bridges, starts with a few episodes of his most curious shootouts, then focuses on his last weeks in the city of Deadwood, surrounded by friends and enemies. While the details differ from the first Season of the HBO show ?Deadwood?, which dealt with the same situation (ironically with Keith Carradine as Wild Bill, who is playing a small role as Buffalo Bill in this film), the scene of a dirty town full of scoundrels remains the same. Dazed by opium pipes and thinking of the past Wild Bill seems to be indifferent to possible threats, despite of his friends' warnings. The movie combines a cast of great names down to rather small roles, gritty shootouts and a realistic scenery, like most Walter Hill Westerns. Which one of the two features, movie or TV show, painted a more accurate image of the late hero remains uncertain, but both are worth seeing for their actor performances.
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