Review Date: November 17, 2000
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writer: Kevin Jarre
Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski
I thought the first hour of this western lagged and I REALLY didn't appreciate the whole "romance" angle between Wyatt Earp and that girl from CHINA BEACH. It felt so out of place! This is a guy's guy movie through and through, and the tepid love story just felt "added".
Thankfully, the second hour of this movie picked up quite a bit, and I dug most of the shootouts and most of all, I LOVED the performance given here by Val Kilmer! Wow, Doc Holliday ruled!!!!
I wonder if this performance was before he turned into an asshole in real life?
The film is also PACKED, and I mean packed with guy actors (see below), cool mustaches and slick long black coats. Woo-hoo!
Overall, I liked the film but I would've liked to have seen some of the first hour trimmed, and the romance taken out completely. What did you all think?
Stars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliott, Bill Paxton, Michael Biehn, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Priestley, Michael Rooker, Thomas Haden Church, Billy Zane and even Frank Stallone. Charlton Heston was also thrown in as a cameo and Robert Mitchum as the narrator. Phew!