Tombstone

Tombstone

DVD - 1993
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U.S. Marshall Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday team up to bring law to the lawless in a showdown with ruthless outlaws at the O.K. Corral.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, Calif.] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; [Burbank, Calif.] : distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1993
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781558907287
1558907289
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (130 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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Punnoval
Oct 30, 2016

After the movies of Sergio Leone, one would think that the sensibilities of Westerns would have changed forever. Not True!
A revisionist remake of the Gunfight at the OK Corral was needed. Unfortunately, this one is not it.
What would you expect if you gave the direction job to supreme schlockmeister George Cosmatos with a monster budget? A sack of wooden acting, endless cliches and holes in the story you could drive a locomotive through.
If you want a decent 'American' western get Andrew Dominick's "The Assassination of Jesse James..."

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jennawhit
Apr 17, 2016

There are westerns then there are westerns, this is a great western. True, Val Kilmer is a 90's star, but this is my all time favorite role from him. While the "short" love scenes are a bit mushy, Kurt Russell has an outstanding performance. I found the acting to be gritty, in a very male bonding kind of a way. If you like westerns, I think you will love TombStone.

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akirakato
Jan 30, 2016

This is a 1993 American western directed by George P. Cosmatos.
The film is based on events in Tombstone, Arizona, including the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral and the Earp Vendetta Ride, during the 1880s.
It depicts a number of western outlaws and lawmen, such as Wyatt Earp, William Brocius, Johnny Ringo, and Doc Holliday.
Too much shooting is not too bad, but no climax is a fatal flaw.
The romantic ending is actually anticlimactic.
Much better is "My Darling Clementine"---a 1946 film directed by John Ford, starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp during the period leading up to the gunfight at the OK Corral.

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lukasevansherman
Sep 27, 2014

"I'm your huckleberry."

lasertravis Jan 13, 2014

My favorite western. Great characters with great lines. Great action sequences. Looks the part 100% and excels as a period piece. It is possible you would like this movie even if you don't care for westerns. Its that good. Kilmer steals scenes as Doc Holiday.

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CharlesPonzi
Jun 14, 2013

An excellent and outstanding historically accurate western film. Probably the best film about the Old West ever made. 7 Stars rating!

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epurys
Apr 09, 2013

Probably one of my favorite western films. Kilmer has some of the best lines that can be difficult to catch first time around (but well worth the rewind to hear what he said exactly). Reportedly those were Holiday's last words, though it can't be verified since apparently no one was around to hear them (run that through your head a second time, then tell me if it makes any sense).

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iantonia
Jan 31, 2013

I frankly wished there was more of Val Kilmer in the movie overall. He alone carried the movie for me. He gives a very solid performance and his character has just become one of my favorite ever. Doc needs his own sequel for sure.
All in all, the movie does get slow at times but it's still worth a watch. I found the Earp brothers are interesting though I frankly did not buy into Wyatt's love story. In conclusion, I am not a western fan and I did not become one after this but this is a good movie that I enjoyed very much and that I readily recommend.

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Keogh
Jun 07, 2012

Exceptional western with a good cast and pacing. Russell and Kilmer play Wyatt and Doc well, and Sam Elliott is a nicely cast Virgil Earp. It doesn't quite match up to the Costner version, which I consider a superior film, but still well worth seeing.

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rosstr100
Feb 04, 2012

I love a good western, unfortunately they can't seem to make good ones anymore. I liked this movie a lot even though it was slow in some places. Liked Val Kilmer's performance but had questions. The ending was kind a let down for me. I watched it after with the director's commentary and it cleared up some questions for me. Wasn't aware that Kevin Costner was originally attached but left for creative differences regarding the direction of the movie. He went on to do Wyatt Earp with Lawrence Kasdan which was trashed by reviewers. The commentary explains many questions I had and this movie was based on true life facts of the Earps and Doc Holliday which I found quite interesting. Also to note, direct desendant of the Earps was in the movie also. Well worth watching.

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Laura_X Apr 14, 2015

Fight's commenced! Get to fightin' or get away!

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iantonia
Jan 31, 2013

Doc Holliday: "I'm your huckleberry."

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

Wyatt Earp: [to Ike Clanton] You die first, get it? Your friends might get me in a rush, but not before I make your head into a canoe, you understand me?

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

A successful lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona, are disrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating.

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bdls206
Apr 02, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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