Wild Wild West 1999

Wild Wild West

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Bombastic, manic, and largely laugh-free, Wild Wild West is a bizarre misfire in which greater care was lavished upon the special effects than on the script.

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When President Ulysses S. Grant (Kevin Kline) learns that diabolical inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless (Kenneth Branagh) is planning to assassinate him, he orders Civil War hero James West (Will Smith) and U.S. Marshal Artemus Gordon (also Kline) to arrest him. West's trigger-happy personality doesn't always mesh well with that of the thoughtful Gordon, but they manage to work together. And with the help of a mysterious stranger (Salma Hayek), West and Gordon close in on Loveless.

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Will Smith
Capt. James West
Kevin Kline
Artemus Gordon, President Ulysses S. Grant
Kenneth Branagh
Dr. Arliss Loveless
Salma Hayek
Rita Escobar
Ted Levine
General "Bloodbath" McGrath
M. Emmet Walsh
Coleman, Train Engineer
Bai Ling
Miss East
Jim Thomas
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John Thomas
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S.S. Wilson
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Brent Maddock
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Jeffrey Price
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Peter S. Seaman
Screenwriter
Barry Josephson
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Tracy Glaser
Executive Producer
Kim LeMasters
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Critic Reviews for Wild Wild West

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (39) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (109)

  • The movie is exhausting, utterly without feeling, and pointless -- though Smith looks great in his Western outfit.

    June 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The result? A cautionary tale about boys and their toys and what happens when a star, Will Smith, and a director, Barry Sonnenfeld, are given way too much money to play with.

    June 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Wild, Wild West poses this not very pressing question: Can a comedy costing something north of $100 million hope to succeed solely on the basis of special effects, cross-dressing and a vertically challenged villain?

    June 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • In the tradition of such unwatchable blockbusters as Armageddon, Con Air, and Godzilla comes Wild Wild West, yet another cinematic Spruce Goose that illustrates how bigger is rarely better.

    June 17, 2014 | Full Review…

    Nathan Rabin

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  • Unfortunately, Smith's abundant charm is squandered by making him play second fiddle to a bunch of dumb machines that look like rejected maquettes from a Star Wars brainstorming session.

    June 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • For maximum entertainment, a movie can't afford to waste so much time being its own carnival barker, relentlessly trying to drum up interest.

    June 17, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wild Wild West

  • Jun 03, 2012
    As Ebert said, all concept and no content. Will Smith is just playing the fresh prince on the west. Kline and Branagh do what they can to save this thing, but it's not enough. Also, somebody remind me why Salma Hayek is consider an "A" list hollywood star when she can't act even one bit.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 29, 2011
    Few films are worse than "Wild Wild West." There is not a single entertaining moment in the entire film, and watching these actors publicly humiliate themselves is one of the most agonizing experiences I have ever had. It is contemptible, deplorable, and both poorly-written and poorly-acted. Whenever I hear the film's name mentioned, I wince and let loose a big sigh.
    Stephen E Super Reviewer
  • Sep 25, 2011
    Looks fun, but, Wild Wild West, is a pure crap.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 04, 2011
    Wild Wild West is a very poorly executed action film. Barry Sonnenfeld only has one good film under his belt (Men in Black) and the rest are garbage, but Wild Wild West takes the cake as his worst yet. I've seen such an awful film. This film is so poorly crafted, that you wonder how this ever got the go ahead. Everything about this film is terrible. The acting, the story and directing. Sonnenfeld really isn't a good director, and he's made more bad films than good one. Wild Wild West is a strained film that tries too hard at delivering something to the audience. The only problem is, is that this film bores the viewer to death. I remember watching this film and it was very boring. The film is pure crap. What's surprising is the amount of good actors in this film, Ted Levine, Kenneth Branagh for one have impressive resumes. I wonder why these established and talented actors decided to star in this awful mess. This film insults the Western films of old, and makes a mockery of the genre. Maybe with a better script this film could've worked. It's like Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, no one thought that it would be good, but guess what? It was. This could have been a top notch action film with a different director and of course script, but scriptwriters to capture what was fun about the original Westerns of the 60's, and above all the TV show it was based on. This film is a waste of time, and an awful action film from a not so good director.
    Alex r Super Reviewer

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