Kevin Costner plays the most famous lawman ever to stride the Wild West. Academy Award winner Costner plays the man who became a myth in an epic, action-filled saga directed and co-written by Lawrence Kasdan. Gene Hackman as Wyatt's iron-willed father and Dennis Quaid as Earp's deadly best friend, Doc Holliday, add power to this 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 mythic courage.
A boring and predictable film, done with zero originality and panache. Costner can be very hit and miss at times, and in this his portrayal is merely one-dimensional. Compared to great westerns like Open Range and The Outlaw Josie Wales, it just plods along, and you find yourself studying the costumes and predicting the tired dialogue. Like the 'Little House on the Prairie' with guns, the best bits are those magnificent moustaches that everyone wears!
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Fairly accurate cowboy epic
- Wyatt Earp review by NC
Must have missed this when came out. Follows Wyatt's actual life quite closely. Little bit clean and stylised, as would expect (the US loves their guns and cowboys, although the actual era was very short lived once the railways came) but goes along quite smoothly for a long film. No excess violence and exploding heads, more a documentary type execution. Tough, rough, times. Interesting that Wyatt cleaned up Dodge by banning guns! Maybe a lesson should have been learnt??? Pity no modern day Wyatt in the US...............