Wild Wild West
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Yet another TV series is revived for the big screen, as Will Smith and Kevin Kline join forces as James T. West and Artemus Gordon, the most sophisticated government agents of the 1860's, in the film adaptation of The Wild Wild West. West and Gordon represent two opposite ends of the personality scale: West is a smooth-talking charmer and man of action who prefers to shoot first and ask questions much, much later; while Gordon is intensely methodical and cerebral, with a genius for gadgets and mechanical innovations. They're brought together by no less an authority than the President… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sonnenfeld's sardonic voice appears to have been trapped in the web of the giant iron spider that rampages through the last part of the film."
‑ Andrea C. Basora, Newsweek
"This monument to the vacuous excesses of chequebook cinema highlights the desperation of those who throw money at the screen hoping it will buy them a blockbuster."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"As monoumentally stupid and aggressively anti-fun as the film's rancid reputation would have it be."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A film where the concept came first and the script -- and everything else -- seems to have finished a poor second."
‑ Andrew Collins, Empire Magazine
"This is not so much a review as an inquiry into memory, as I attempt to recover the one tiny redeeming virtue."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Some very talented people stub their collective toes quite elaborately and expensively in Wild Wild West."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Smith's hip-hop aloofness and Kline's Master Thespian routines don't mesh."
‑ Peter Rainer, New York Magazine
"...a sporadically amusing yet disastrously overblown adaptation..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The most hollow of the recent Hollywood offerings."
‑ , Film4
"The film is lean, but not mean, and entertains, mostly, from beginning to end."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Sonnenfeld's cheerful irreverence keeps it reasonable."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"There are six writers and eight producers listed in the credits. Is it any wonder that it feels like an amalgamation of mismatched bits and pieces?"
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Western action-comedy set in bordello; lots of gunfire."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"...has style to spare, a few laughs and some imaginative touches. Also like 'Avengers' it has stars who look like they'd rather be somewhere else, a lack of verve and a script that takes the long road to nowhere."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Terribly lame humour don't help."
‑ Dragan Antulov, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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