Action / Crime / Drama / Romance / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 76%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 81%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 30813


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Jeff Goldblum as Slick
Amanda Wyss as Phoebe
Kevin Kline as Paden
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Robert J. Maxwell 6 / 10

Boys Just Want To Have Fun.

Four cowboys meet by happenstance in the Western wilderness, have lots of fun, and then are subject to serious transgressions by a corrupt sheriff and some evil cattlemen. Kline, Glenn, Costner, and Glover are the initially happy travelers. Their characters' names are Padem, Emmet, Jake, and Mal. I conducted a scholarly study of cowboy names of the period and not one of them had a name like Padem, Emmet, Jake, Mal, Matt, Link, Ringo, Jesse, Clay, or Latigo. As a matter of fact, the four most common names were Governeur, Montmorency, Noble, and Bolingbroke. The results can be found in "Onomastics of the Post Civil War American West," readily available in the back of the bottom shelf of my grand garçon, never published and never will be.

The movie? It starts out kind of fun. Costner is a light-hearted young man and a dead shot. You'd have difficulty imagining him in his later roles. Danny Glover is a dead shot too, with his Henry rifle. In fact they're all dead shots and fast draws except the bad guys who are uniformly slow and ragged in their aim. Linda Hunt has a rather prominent role as a saloon manager. She was born with hypopituitary dwarfism but is a fine actress and actually looks pretty good here. Ben Goldman is an overdressed professional gambler, a sneak who sides with Brian Dennehy, the corrupt sheriff, although how and why he does so, only the editor knows.

A few laughs and action aplenty without bath tubs of gore. All the usual conventions of the genre are adhered to. It's diverting and sometimes fun.

Reviewed by gavin6942 7 / 10

A Nice, Modern Take on the Western

A misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town.

The western genre is not something I grew up with or really cared much for, bu it is starting to grow on me. And films like this help a lot, because it is somewhat unconventional and has an excellent cast. Some of these guys were huge, or just on the verge of being huge. And then casting John Cleese as a sheriff... an Englishman in the Old West? I do wish there had been more Jeff Goldblum, and the ladies never get a lot of screen time. This could have been a big film for Amanda Wyss, but we barely get to see her. At least we have Scott Glenn, who really ought to be a bigger name than he ever was.

Reviewed by Miles-10 7 / 10

Better than if entitled "Turley"

The Western genre seemed dead, but then Lawrence Kasden and his brother, Mark, came up with this homage to the traditional, grand stories they probably watched together on Saturday afternoons when they were kids.

Here are all the clichés, but done with panache and a sprinkle of humor. You have an opening gunfight, the stranger rescued after robbers left him to die. You've got frontier towns rising no more than a couple of ramshackle stories from the arid, rocky expanse of New Mexico (where the entire picture was filmed).

There are stampeding cattle, saloons filled with hard-drinking trail-riders, cowboys jumping on their horses from roofs (cowboys who know and love their horses more than their women), a couple of love interests that waste the talents of some decent actresses (but a strong performance by Linda Hunt as the "Miss Kitty"-type character, Stella, who runs the local saloon), and you've got several deliciously quirky villains played by the likes of Brian Dennehy, Jeff Goldblum, James Gammon and Jeff Fahey.

You have all of these bad guys doing things to other people that they shouldn't oughta do, from shooting an old man to kidnapping a little boy to threatening women. And you have big gun battles as the team of four unlikely heroes rescue the hostages with clever ploys that make up for the fact that the heroes are always outnumbered by the villains' henchmen.

You have the final, high-stakes showdown between the chief hero and chief villain that is dramatically promised from the first twenty minutes of this rather long movie, following which, all is put right so that the four heroes can go off in different directions to meet their destinies (except that one always stays because now he belongs to the town he saved). And it is fortunate that of the two towns mentioned in the script, Turley (a relatively civilized town controlled by an only mildly corrupt sheriff - an Englishman played by John Cleese who admits he is "not from these parts") and Silverado (a wild town controlled by an extremely corrupt sheriff), the movie was not named for "Turley". Wouldn't have been as romantic a title.

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