Tombstone

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Time Out says

The old story of how Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday took on the Clanton mob and brought law and order to the town of Tombstone. This version fields an impressive supporting cast (in addition to the above, Michael Rooker, Stephen Lang, Charlton Heston, Harry Carey Jr, Billy Zane and Jason Priestley), a screenplay by Kevin Jarre which is at least on speaking terms with history, and decidedly no-frills direction by George (Rambo) Cosmatos. Kilmer makes a surprisingly effective and effete Holliday, but Russell lacks the stature for Earp - Sam Elliott as his older brother Virgil suggests a better movie. There's a misguided romantic subplot and the ending rather sprawls, but mostly this is rootin', tootin' entertainment with lots of authentic facial hair.
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1993

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129 mins

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Marsellus

A great cast and a great western. It might not be on par with some of the classic Clint Eastwood movies - but it has a good story and good action. Everyone gives props to Kilmer in this film. While his rendition of Doc Holliday is brilliant, Michael Biehn (as Johnny Ringo) should also be given credit for his performance as one of the film's chief antagonists.

Marsellus

A great cast and a great western. It might not be on par with some of the classic Clint Eastwood movies - but it has a good story and good action. Everyone gives props to Kilmer in this film. While his rendition of Doc Holliday is brilliant, Michael Biehn (as Johnny Ringo) should also be given credit for his performance as one of the film's chief antagonists.

David Costlow

This was the first western I have seen for a long while , Though not totally factual , certainly believable. Kurt Russel pulled of the role of Wyatt Earp much better than I thought he ever could . Bill Paxton's performance kind of annoyed me at first , but after seeing the film over a few times he seems to grow on you as Morgan , the youngest brother. The cast was second to none , Billy Bob made a good Johnny Tyler , and Powers Booth really shone as Curly Bill . The best role yet for Powers I have seen. I really liked Steven Lang's performance as Ike Clanton; a mean character played well as was Michael Biehn as Johhny Ringo , the man with no soul or conscience , but a little scared of Doc Holiday but not willing to show it in front of others. Val Kilmer conveyed his best performance yet as Doc Holiday , and certainly had the best lines . Sam Elliot , always on target ...what an actor ! They spared no expense on talent , but the only thing they missed on was a documentary in detail by Kevin Jarre explaining the jargon he wrote and where he got the inspration . This movie is a must have for me . Certainly enjoy seeing it again and again . If you have not seen it , you should . Too bad there is no room for a sequel ! George Cosmatos , the elders like John Ford would have been proud of this effort . Good job all .

David Costlow

This was the first western I have seen for a long while , Though not totally factual , certainly believable. Kurt Russel pulled of the role of Wyatt Earp much better than I thought he ever could . Bill Paxton's performance kind of annoyed me at first , but after seeing the film over a few times he seems to grow on you as Morgan , the youngest brother. The cast was second to none , Billy Bob made a good Johnny Tyler , and Powers Booth really shone as Curly Bill . The best role yet for Powers I have seen. I really liked Steven Lang's performance as Ike Clanton; a mean character played well as was Michael Biehn as Johhny Ringo , the man with no soul or conscience , but a little scared of Doc Holiday but not willing to show it in front of others. Val Kilmer conveyed his best performance yet as Doc Holiday , and certainly had the best lines . Sam Elliot , always on target ...what an actor ! They spared no expense on talent , but the only thing they missed on was a documentary in detail by Kevin Jarre explaining the jargon he wrote and where he got the inspration . This movie is a must have for me . Certainly enjoy seeing it again and again . If you have not seen it , you should . Too bad there is no room for a sequel ! George Cosmatos , the elders like John Ford would have been proud of this effort . Good job all .

Pasturelands

I loved KILMER in this movie. Doc Holiday is my favorite, and he's just gorgeous-- better than Russell

Pasturelands

I loved KILMER in this movie. Doc Holiday is my favorite, and he's just gorgeous-- better than Russell

Jan

On the contrary, Kurt Russell is about the only actor who COULD convey the intense mental stature and reserve of a guy like Earp. Every "real" cowboy I know loves this movie and practically knows it word for word -- in part because of the sheer force that Russell brings to Earp. I love Kilmer (Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, and even a plump Billy Bob Thornton) give great performances, too), but the more you watch this eminently rewatchable movie, the more you see Russell is the "oak, all right!"

Jan

On the contrary, Kurt Russell is about the only actor who COULD convey the intense mental stature and reserve of a guy like Earp. Every "real" cowboy I know loves this movie and practically knows it word for word -- in part because of the sheer force that Russell brings to Earp. I love Kilmer (Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, and even a plump Billy Bob Thornton) give great performances, too), but the more you watch this eminently rewatchable movie, the more you see Russell is the "oak, all right!"

Eileen

Tombstone is without a doubt the"Best" western ever made. No one else has portrayed "Doc Holiday" as brilliantly as Val Kilmer! "Ever" Every character gave great performances. This movie did not get the credit it so richley deserved!

Eileen

Tombstone is without a doubt the"Best" western ever made. No one else has portrayed "Doc Holiday" as brilliantly as Val Kilmer! "Ever" Every character gave great performances. This movie did not get the credit it so richley deserved!