Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp (1994)

Directed by Lawrence Kasdan, this epic version of the legendary western sheriff-gunslinger's life story stars Kevin Costner as Earp, who lived from 1848 to 1929. Growing up on a farm in Iowa, Earp tries to run away to join the Union… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 24, 1994
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

Though handsome to look at (cinematography is by Owen Roizman), the movie is overlong, stately, and too detailed for its own good; director Kasdan claims his version if more accurate, which may be true, but it doesn't make for a good picture.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...hiding in this three-hour-plus extravaganza is a good two-hour movie. Too bad it's so hard to find.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Turgid and painfully poker-faced, though Dennis Quaid's Doc Holliday is as good as anyone's

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A great Western that was unfairly disparaged back in 1994. The authentic Wyatt Earp is actually a much-better film than the pulpier, more-popular Tombstone.

Frank Ochieng

Well-meaning western yarn starring Costner in the title role but it's too slow-moving and uneven to digest as anything riveting regarding the Wild West. Kasdan's Wyatt Earp definitely ends up shoots blanks

Clint Morris

"Tombstone" did it better, but

Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Costner's still shouting, but it's hard to hear him from all the way back there in 1940.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Bloated and unexciting, but Quaid is tremendous

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A parabolic sagebrush saga about this legendary figure in the Wild West.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Good film hampered by over length.
Mike S
Pretty good Western, even if it seems to go on forever and bears some great flaws in the script. But first, let me start with what I liked about the film. For… More
Jens S.
After Kevin Costner's surprise hit "Dances with wolves" Hollywood considered him the king of Westerns. So it does not come as a surprise that him… More
Conner Rainwater
It's not an epic, but it sure wanted to be. Just because you can shoot over three hours of footage doesn't mean you should. I love westerns, but this… More
Kevin M. Williams
Kasdan and Costner's version is indeed less B movie than Tombstone, made a year earlier, and is long but still effective once you get past the… More
Dean King
An epic western charting the life of Wyatt Earp. Very long at over 3 hours and the first hour is a bit slow. It has a good cast and production and finally the… More