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Tombstone, a Mr. E Movie Review


Tombstone, a Mr. E Movie Review

(Run time: 134 min. – Directed by: George P. Cosmatos – Starring: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton)

George P. Cosmatos Tombstone is one of the best westerns ever made! This legendary retelling of the classic Wyatt Earp story is filled with top-notch stars and the top-notch performances you’d expect.

When the Earp’s decided to move out west to retire they never expected to run into a place like Tombstone. There they find that the Cowboys, a gang of red bandana wearing thugs, who have been causing nothing but grief to the small towns locals. After clearing a crooked dealer, a cameo by Billy Bob Thorton, out of a local casino Wyatt, played by Kurt Russell, takes a piece of the action.

Unhappy about the routing and the presence of opposition the Cowboys decide to start trouble. Unfortunately, the Earp’s aren’t use to standing by the side while innocent people are put in harms way. They reluctantly decide to step up and clean the town up. Joining them is the wild, gun wielding, gambler Doc Holliday, played by Val Kilmer.

Everything is escalated when the famous shoot out at the O.K. Corral takes place that then causes all out war to be declared.

Kurt Russell plays a very human Wyatt Earp. One who has flaws but seems to be able to overcome them all while having the confidence to stand up to any bully in the old west.

Although, Val Kilmer really steals the film! His portrayal of Doc Holliday is so memorable that all you’ll be talking about is how great he was! His wild and outrageous ways are not only add the funniest parts of the film but, brings the unlikely, and sick, hero to a whole new level.

Tombstone is a terrific adventure through the world of the old west. Brought to you in a way that’ll bring even the non-fan of the western to their knees.

A must see and a sure-shot recommendation for any respectful DVD collection.

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