The Quick and the Dead


Action / Romance / Thriller / Western

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 75227


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Bruce Campbell as Wedding Shemp
Sharon Stone as Ellen
600.31 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 47 min
P/S 5 / 27

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Benedito Dias Rodrigues 7 / 10

A Contest on Leone style!!

Sam Raimi one my favorites directors,he dared making a movie using a Leone style which step toward in a lot of bad reviews and critics,while for me a good movie this mix post modern and Leone spaguetti don't reach the high standard of Raimi's reputation,maybe for Sharon Stone's character in lead role for so linked in another famous movies,Hackman is a sort of another Unforgiven's character,in fact have several points that dragging down to this level,all star casting gave a hight status to the production,including Crowe and DiCaprio in early days,the final blast scene explain this failure,even so l like it!!!


First watch: 1998 / How many: 3 / Source: TV/DVD / Rating: 7.5

Reviewed by Wuchak 7 / 10

Mythic Western about a radical quick-draw contest in an Arizona town with an all-star cast (sort of)

RELEASED IN 1995 and directed by Sam Raimi, "The Quick and the Dead" stars Sharon Stone as a grim, nonchalant woman who, curiously, enters a dueling contest in a remote SW desert town "ruled" by outlaw Herod (Gene Hackman). A pacifist preacher is forced by Herod to participate in the contest, but he ain't not conventional minister (Russell Crowe). Other notable cast members include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Lance Henriksen, Tobin Bell, Keith David, Gary Sinise and Pat Hingle.

The stunning Sharon Stone was co-producer and was responsible for getting the youthful & skinny DiCaprio in the cast, she even paid his salary (?!). Stone also apprehended New Zealander Crowe with this being his first American feature. When dressed in her tight leather pants Sharon was unable to sit down (lol). Interestingly, she fired her hottie stand-in because she was getting more attention from the crew on set (!). She later confessed that Crowe was her favorite on screen kisser, but kissing DiCaprio was like kissing her arm (lol).

The tone is mythic in the manner of those notable spaghetti Westerns of the 60s, but with superior production values and obviously seminal to Tarantino Westerns ("Django Unchained" and "The Hateful Eight"). While the vibe isn't exactly realistic, the cast members take the material seriously and ham it up with gusto. You can tell they all had a great time. The movie's town bound and comic booky with larger-than-life characters, but it's not campy or comedic, although it's somewhat silly.

"The Quick and the Dead," the film's title, is presumably taken from 1 Peter 4:5 of the KJV translation of the Bible, which details how Christ "is ready to judge the quick and the dead." The phrase also appears in the Apostle's Creed with the same meaning. In both cases 'quick' is an Old English term for "living." The movie's title clearly plays off both the modern and archaic meanings in that there are two kinds of gunfighters in the Old West: those who are quick (that is, fast and alive) and those who are dead.

THE MOVIE RUNS 107 minutes and was shot completely in Arizona (including Old Tucson). WRITER: Simon Moore.


Reviewed by grahamcarter-1 7 / 10

High Plains Django

'The Quick and the Dead' was directed by Sam Raimi ('The Evil Dead'), and tells the tale of Ellen (The Lady), who in 1878 rides into the town of 'Redemption,' controlled by the 'ruthless' John Herod. Ellen joins a dueling competition in an attempt to exact revenge for her father's death.

The names of the lead villain 'Ellen,''Herod' and the town 'Redemption,' were intentional allusions to the Bible. Herod Antipas (20BC – AD40), Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea, ordered the death of John The Baptist, and the mocking of Jesus. 'Ellen' in Hebrew literally means 'God has answered me.''Redemption' of the first-born son, is a mitzvah in Judaism whereby a Jewish firstborn son is redeemed from God by use of silver coins.

The 'Quick and the Dead' is an English phrase originating in the Christian Bible and popularized by the Apostles' Creed, one of the earliest statements of faith in the Christian Religion. Modern writers use the phrase in the secular context, because of the modern English meaning of the word 'quick,' as in fast or smart rather than 'alive.'

'Once Upon A Time In The West' was co-storied by Dario Argento, who is a stylistic influence on Raimi, and is referred to in 'The Quick and the Dead' with John Herod facing Ellen in the final gunfight. Her identity is a mystery until the end, when we see a flashback… As with 'Frank' in 'Once Upon A Time…' Herod yells, "Who are you?" with the only response being the Sheriffs badge that Ellen throws at him. A trivial link that connects the films is Woody Strode, who appears in both films.

Stylistically it could be argued that the film has the look of a western had Argento had the chance to make one; thematically the film has more in common with such classic westerns as 'Django' (1966) or 'High Plains Drifter' (1973).

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