Tombstone (1993)

A high-energy action adventure based on legend rather than historical fact finds Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) desiring to retire from law enforcement. With brothers Virgil (Sam Elliot) and Morgan (Bill Paxton), he arrives in Tombstone, Arizona… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 25, 1993
DVD Release Date: December 2, 1997
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A lot of care and attention were obviously devoted to selecting locations, designing sets, and grooming handlebar mustaches. Much less attention went to making one believe that any of the events took place circa 1879.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

It wants to be at once traditional and morally ambiguous. The two visions don't quite harmonize.

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Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show

The 'right hand' men are the reason we all keep going back to Tombstone.

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Emanuel Levy

A tough-talking but soft-hearted tale that is entertaining in a sprawling, old-fashioned manner.

Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Highly stylized fashion-wise but awkwardly unfocused in its plotlines, it aims for the western iconography of Sam Peckinpah and Sergio Leone but never gets past its own directorial hurdles.

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TV Guide

Too many characters and not enough time in which to deal with them, and action that seems so rushed to get to the end that important scenes are left out.

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Time Out

There's a misguided romantic subplot and the ending rather sprawls, but mostly this is rootin', tootin' entertainment.

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James Berardinelli

It's difficult to assign responsibility for the most serious of this film's shortcomings, but one thing is clear: somewhere along the way, the creative process misfired.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A spectacular and well acted bit of Western cinema and sadly one in an endangered genre species...

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
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xGary Xx
Hollywood once again retells the story of the legendary lawman, this time in the guise of Kurt Russell. Add Val Kilmer, Sam Neill, and Bill Paxton into the mix… More
Alex roy
I was very much looking forward in seeing Tombstone as I had heard plenty of good things about it, I eventually was able to see this one, and although it is not… More
Eric Alvarez
The acting and cinematography is great. An awesome western!
Dan Schultz
Western concerning the legendary hero Wyatt Earp (Kurt Russell) who wants to start over with his brothers (Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton) in a new town, only to run… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
much credit to the title. everytime i watch it i have to run to walmart or wherever the hell they sell frozen pizzas and get me a big ol' tasty pepperoni… More