Excerpt: Considered to be by many, one of the better Western movies made, Tombstone left an immediate lasting impression on me. I’ve not really ever been a fan of this genre, and it’s something that Hollywood has all but stopped making ever since John Wayne died some twenty five years ago.
Excerpt: Tombstone comes dangerously close to losing every ounce of credibility it’s built. In the midst of a shoot-out, Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) chooses to stand up, march forward, and shoot everybody in sight, all while screaming “No!” to everyone he shoots.
Conclusion: When a review doesn't even have room to mention the supporting roles by Jason Priestley, Dana Delany, and Charlton Heston, there may be something going on. Something very, very good. This western packs so much punch, particularly from a certain former-Batman, that it's impossible to ignore.
Excerpt: I've seen this film numerous times over the past 17 years and consider it one of my all-time favorite westerns. Kurt Russell's portrayal of Wyatt Earp is very convincing but Val Kilmer steals the show as Doc Holiday.
Summary: Tombstone doesn’t often get the attention it deserves. Of course, it is treated far more kindly than Costner’s film, but that’s just a natural thing. The movie brings together a dynamic cast. The shooting pays attention to the details, and it appears to be one of the more authentic modern westerns.
Excerpt: The Film Wyatt Earp has been the subject of so many movies that he should have his own box set. One of the best known is Tombstone . It's probably not because it's an especially great movie, but it does have an especially great cast, with an astonishing 85 speaking roles and about 80 seriously fat...
Conclusion: Tombstone may not be a perfect film -- several stilted mishaps hinder its stride -- but its intense action, character-driven story, stunning second and third acts, and unforgettable performances solidify this fan-favorite Western's standing as an early '90s classic.
Excerpt: As much as I’ve long disliked Armageddon , I absolutely love Tombstone – it’s one of my all-time favorites. I’ve reviewed both versions of the film on DVD previously, and so I’ve already said just about everything I could possibly say in this film’s favor.