Sight and Sound - 09/01/1994
"...Sweeping landscapes and visual splendour..."
New York Times - 06/24/1994
"...[A film of] vast, strong ambition....[Doc Holliday is] spectacularly played by [Quaid]..."
USA Today - 06/24/1994
"...WYATT EARP is meaty enough to make you want to bone up on its legendary subject..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
Los Angeles Times - 06/24/1994
"...Of all the almost numberless picture made about Earp and Tombstone, this is probably the most true to life..."
Uncut - 03/01/2005
"Quaid won huge praise for his withered, consumptive Doc Holliday..."
Premiere - 06/01/2005
"[A] monumental take on the legendary gunfighter..."
An epic (at least in length), personal telling of the life of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp. This dark film traces the early development of his strong sense of family loyalty and follows his career as a marshal with his brothers and his friend Doc Holliday. Academy Award Nominations: Best Cinematography.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. In a gritty, complex portrayal hailed as a "classic American performance" (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers), Academy Award winner Costner (Dances with Wolves, The Bodyguard) plays the man who became a myth in acclaimed director Lawrence Kasdan's (The Big Chill, Silverado) epic, action-filled saga.
Gene Hackman, an Oscar winner for Unforgiven, as Wyatt's iron-willed father, and Dennis Quaid (The Big Easy, The Right Stuff) as Earp's deadly best friend Doc Holliday add power to this mammoth, hard-hitting Western. From Wichita to Dodge City to the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, Wyatt Earp is a thrilling journey of romance, adventure and desperate, heroic action.
Epic biography about legendary cowboy Wyatt Earp. The film spans Earp's life, from his youth, when blood and gore made him deeply uncomfortable, to his role in the famous gunfight at the O.K. Corral, to his becoming a rigid, by-the-book sheriff. Also dramatized are Earp's relationships with his brothers and their wives, and with loyal friend Doc Holliday, who is dying of tuberculosis.
Big Battles |
Family Interaction |
Shot in Technicolor and Dolby.
Copyright 1994 Warner Bros.
Rated BBFC 12 by the British Board of Film Classification.
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