Another one of those double movies on the same subject. It's not just this is a good film. It's also important that Wyatt Earp sucked. Kevin Costner has no range. Kurt Russell wiped the floor with him. Virtually every actor in Tombstone was better, and some were incredible. When Val Kilmer tries, he can be quite good.
As George Pan Cosmatos isn't an auteur, I didn't expect much from Tombstone. In fact, I only saw it because of Val Kilmer whose filmography is in my opinion fascinating. And I liked it ! Each part, and there are a lot of parts in Tombstone, was a feast for the eyes and the ears. Really, this film will stay as a guilty pleasure in my memory. Recommended.
The movie has serious flaws, but I love it all the same because of the great lead performances. Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday and Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp are a powerful duo. A fun, entertaining western that I love.
This is one badass film that borrows heavily from Peckinpah's style but it is still the most badass representation of the story of Wyatt Earp and the most accurate. Also this cast is filled with great actors including Kurt Russell who is the best Wyatt Earp the screen has ever had.
A re-view from my pre-teens (I'm on vacation). I thought this was something else, another mediocre western from the late 80's/ early 90's... I'd drink all day with Doc, best roll Val has ever taken, and he is the main staple that holds this stable together. ' Merica.
This is so far the best interpretation of the "Tombstone/Wyatt Earp" theme. I really wonder why the other productions are so bad. Here, the weakness lies in the first hour. Unfortunately it is laggy which is mainly due to the totally unnecessary 'romance' subplot. But whenever the 'masculinity' is back; tough men with cool mustaches, slick long black coats & shoot outs; yeah, then everything is in the right place.