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Wyatt Earp (BD)]]>
This massive, in-depth study of the dark Western icon comes off with mixed results. Trying to capture the whole life, (warts and all) of the lawman-criminal-brother-fortune hunter, director Lawrence Kasdan gains points for sheer scale, giving us a rich epic painted in dark colors with gritty settings. But the visual poetry and extensive foreshadowing ruin the dramatic drive. Some scenes have as much impact as stalker movies; you're just waiting for someone to get knocked off. As Earp, Kevin Costner is not afraid to look rumpled and play colorlessly (as in The Bodyguard), but it saps the energy of this 3-hour-plus film. The only relief is Dennis Quaid as a droll Doc Holiday, a much more engaging character. New faces Linden Ashby and Joanna Going (as an Earp brother and a lover, respectively) are solid finds, though the remainder of the female cast is barely given anything to do. Best is the first half, with Costner, as hip as he was in his Silverado days, going through a series of ups and downs until he accidentally finds his profession. Great set design (Ida Random) utilizes dozens of similar settings that always look distinctive. Recommended to fans of the star and the genre, but the story never justifies its length. --Doug Thomas
I love this show/movie! Big fan of western movies - Kevin Costner does well as a western star/cowboy/lawman/cattleman/soldier!Published 15 days ago by John S.
Was a great movie but very long (3+ hours) and I didn't have time to finish it. Unfortunately amazon only gives you 24 hours to watch it and I'm not gonna pay for it again.Published 1 month ago by albert p.
Ordered this and Tombstone. I already had Tombstone on DVD but had never seen this version. Very good movie but not as action packed as Tombstone but very interesting and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael W. Cropsey
A little long but well worth watching. More emphasis could have been to explain the significance of the Cowboys and the red sashes they wore, but still good .Published 1 month ago by Stephanie E. Horn