Sunset
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Director Blake Edwards departed from his customary sex farces to direct an unusual satirical Western comedy-thriller. In 1927, legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (James Garner) comes to Hollywood to serve as an advisor to a film studio making a movie about Earp's life. He meets silent screen cowboy star Tom Mix (Bruce Willis). The two stumble upon a murder that has apparently occurred on the set but is linked to a renowned bordello. The aging cowboy and the young actor set off on a series of time-warp misadventures to try to solve the mystery. Along the way, they encounter the shady Alfie Alperin… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

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"It's a plot that unravels on its own, without characters, without anything, not even a point of view. It's a zombie."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A tale that is not quite a comedy, or a murder mystery, or a crime thriller, or an expose of Hollywood slime, but manages to make half-hearted stabs in all these directions."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"A misfire on all counts"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Ultimately, Sunset plays like deluxe dinner theater fare. It's a diversion to take along with your after-meal coffee and dessert."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"One of the biggest flops of 1988, Blake Edwards' Sunset is highly uneven, but gorgeous period production values and the easy-going charm of Garner and Willis save it."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com
"Better than you'd think."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Half of the movie wants to be cheerful, and the other half seems morbid and disenchanted."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Garner's a great Earp (see "Hour of the Gun") but this witless movie trashes not one but two great Western legends."
‑ Carol Cling, Las Vegas Review-Journal
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