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JT/King Valun at The Window on the South requested that we review a "historical fiction" movie so here is the review for Tombstone which is a "historical fiction".
Directed by: George P. Cosmatos
Genre: Western, Action,
Release Date: December 24, 1993 (1993-12-24)
Running Time: 130 minutes
MMPA rating: R
The Good: Val Kilmer stole the show as the wisecracking Doc Holliday, Some of the best western gun fights ever, Some well placed humor, Doc Holliday was awesome, Great memorable quotes, One of the best westerns ever, Superb western soundtrack,
Plot: Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell), a retired peace officer with a legendary reputation, re-unites with his brothers Virgil (Sam Elliott) and Morgan (Bill Paxton) in Tucson, Arizona, where they venture on towards Tombstone, a small but growing mining town, to settle down. There they encounter Wyatt's long-time friend Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), a Southern gambler and expert gunslinger, who seeks relief from his tuberculosis in Arizona's drier environment. Also newly arrived in Tombstone with a traveling theatre troupe are Josephine Marcus (Dana Delany) and Mr. Fabian (Billy Zane).
Wyatt's wife, Mattie Blaylock (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), is becoming dependent on laudanum. Just as Wyatt and his brothers begin to benefit from a stake in a gambling emporium and saloon, they have their first encounter with a band of outlaws called the Cowboys. Led by "Curly Bill" Brocious (Powers Boothe), the Cowboys are identifiable by the red sashes worn around their waist. Conflict is narrowly avoided upon Wyatt's insistence that he is retired and no longer interested in a career enforcing the law. This is also the first face-to-face meeting for Holliday and the sociopathic Johnny Ringo (Michael Biehn), who take an immediate dislike to one another.
Wyatt, though no longer a lawman, is pressured to help rid the town of the Cowboys as tensions rise. Shooting aimlessly after a visit to an opium house, Curly Bill is approached by Marshal Fred White (Harry Carey, Jr.) to relinquish his firearms. Curly Bill instead shoots the marshal and is forcibly taken into custody by Wyatt. The arrest infuriates Ike Clanton (Stephen Lang) and the other Cowboys, who threaten Wyatt, his shotgun-toting brothers and Doc. Curly Bill stands trial, but is found not guilty due to lack of witnesses. Watch the movie to see what happens next.
Plot: 8.4/10- The is loosely based on true events, It worked really well for the movie.
Action: 9.0/10- Tombstone's shootouts are some of the best in any western.
Acting: 8.5/10- Val Kilmer performance as Doc Holliday was great, Kurt Russell and Sam Elliott's performance were also very good.
Special effects: N/A
Soundtrack: 9.0/10- The soundtrack is one of, if not the best soundtrack in a western.
Comedy: 7.4/10- The movie had some very good humor especially Doc Holliday's one liners.
Overall: 8.4/10- Overall Tombstone is one of the best western we have ever seen and is definitely in the Top 5 best westerns.
Closing comments: Tombstone is a very good movie with plenty of awesome moments.
Recommended for: Western fans, Action fans,