everyone keeps comparing modern day cowboys films to Clint Eastwood ones and some people don't give new cowboy films a chance because of this.
Kevin Costner had a go at Wyatt Earl and was'nt as good as this,Tombstone has good performances from the whole cast and Val Kilmar was extra good.
This is a good hard hitting,gunshooting movie,lots of action and what you expect from a cowboy movie, not some long winded 3 hour epic but everyone has different taste's
Tombstone is a very well made and very under rated Western about a series of events involving infamous lawman Wyatt Earp and his brothers in the town 'Tombstone'.Kurt Russell delivers his best performance as Earp,Val Kilmer is terriffic as his long time friend Doc Holiday,Michael Biehn is the villainous Johnny Ringo and Bill Paxton plays Earps' brother Morgan.A great western and to prove it,watch it along with Kevin Costners' poor film 'Wyatt Earp' released the following year. :-)
When Kevin Costner and writer Kevin Jarre started work on a Wyatt Earp movie, they simply couldn't agree on how to tell the story of the legendary lawman, so they parted company and went on to make two very different movies. Waytt Eap is so concerned with being bigger and better and more epic than it's competition that it forgets to be entertaining. The film ends up being a heroic failure - but still gets my recommendation for the performances. Tombstone is the least ambitious of the two Earp movies, but it's by far the best. It is a rip-roating adventure with brilliant action scenes and memorable performances ( Val Kilmer surely deserved an oscar for his turn as Doc Holliday) . But it's Kevin Jarre's brilliant script that is the real star. The dialogue is searing, funny, authentic and as quotable as anything Quentin Tarantino has written: "You gonna do something or just stand there and bleed!" This is one of the best westerns ever made. "I'm your Huckleberry!"