The Quick and the Dead

Film, Action and adventure

Time Out says

This engagingly hyperbolic homage to the style and revenge fantasies of the spaghetti Western centres on a deadly tournament - organised by Hackman, boss of a township called Redemption - to find the fastest gun in the West. Enter a motley crew, among them Sharon Stone's Eastwood-like interloper, who has a secret agenda of her own... A deadpan black comedy, Sam Raimi's fast-paced movie looks and sounds like a Leone oater but more so. The violence is heightened by an intelligent, often hilarious use of special effects. Stone, who co-produced, is surprisingly effective in the lead, and Hackman's Herod is wonderfully, unrepentantly villainous. Terrific fun.


Release details

108 mins

Cast and crew

Sam Raimi
Simon Moore
Sharon Stone
Gene Hackman
Russell Crowe
Leonardo DiCaprio
Lance Henriksen
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