Sunset
Sunset (1988)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 17% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's a plot that unravels on its own, without characters, without anything, not even a point of view. It's a zombie.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A misfire on all counts

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Ultimately, Sunset plays like deluxe dinner theater fare. It's a diversion to take along with your after-meal coffee and dessert.

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Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

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.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Better than you'd think.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Half of the movie wants to be cheerful, and the other half seems morbid and disenchanted.

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Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Garner's a great Earp (see "Hour of the Gun") but this witless movie trashes not one but two great Western legends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
David Sayers
Re-watched this last night with my dad. We used to watch this film over and over when I was younger and although I never remember it being great I always used… More