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Tombstone (1993)
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Review Date: November 17, 2000
Director: George P. Cosmatos
Writer: Kevin Jarre
Producers: Sean Daniel, James Jacks, Bob Misiorowski
Actors:
Kurt Russell
Val Kilmer
Sam Elliott
Review:
Maybe my expectations were set a little too high for this film, as I had been hearing nothing but praise about it for years now, but overall, this film underwhelmed me quite some.

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!
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3:31PM on 08/10/2010

'Tell them I'm comin' and hell's comin with me'

I love this film. One of my favourite westerns (just behind Unforgiven, Pale Rider and True Grit). The last action-packed hour is just phenomenal and everyone is fantastic in it.

The greatest though is Val Kilmer, he is hilarious and can really turn it on when needed.

Fantastic film, could watch it time and again
I love this film. One of my favourite westerns (just behind Unforgiven, Pale Rider and True Grit). The last action-packed hour is just phenomenal and everyone is fantastic in it.

The greatest though is Val Kilmer, he is hilarious and can really turn it on when needed.

Fantastic film, could watch it time and again
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2:28AM on 01/02/2007
Dude, Jo, I seriously think you need to give this flick another viewing. They've been playing it like crazy on cable and I'm loving every viewing.

The performances are incredible from each of the cast members. Kurt Russel gives an intense performance as Wyatt Earp - I would say this is his best role. The man disappears into the character thanks to the awesome script, and the great direction. Speaking of disappearing into characters, Val Kilmer is by far this film's most shining aspect as the
Dude, Jo, I seriously think you need to give this flick another viewing. They've been playing it like crazy on cable and I'm loving every viewing.

The performances are incredible from each of the cast members. Kurt Russel gives an intense performance as Wyatt Earp - I would say this is his best role. The man disappears into the character thanks to the awesome script, and the great direction. Speaking of disappearing into characters, Val Kilmer is by far this film's most shining aspect as the DYING Doc Holiday.

There's so much I could talk about and so many things I love about this movie I can write about it coherently. Personally, I feel that what Chinatown did for film noir, Tombstone did for westerns.

Plus. Two words. Michael Biehn. "I want your soul." Now that's an evil friggen cowboy.
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9:52PM on 08/20/2006

Val Kilmer's Doc Holiday is my hero!

What an absolute badass he is in this movie! He's dying of tuberculosis yet he still has time to be a raging alcoholic, a compulsive gambler and a tough as nails gunslinger. How much cooler can you get?
What an absolute badass he is in this movie! He's dying of tuberculosis yet he still has time to be a raging alcoholic, a compulsive gambler and a tough as nails gunslinger. How much cooler can you get?
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