Why to Watch - Tombstone (1993)

Technically Kurt Russel is the lead actor but this film’s best performance goes to Val Kilmer’s supporting role as Doc Holliday, a sickly gun-slinging mad man who Kilmer portrays in a hauntingly beautiful way. His acting is so good that it makes me feel bad for everyone else because they never stood a chance of being in the limelight.



Tombstone Action, Biography, Drama, History, Western | 130min | December 25, 1993 (United States) 7.8
Director: George P. Cosmatos, Kevin JarreWriter: Kevin JarreStars: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Sam ElliottSummary: After success cleaning up Dodge City, Wyatt Earp moves to Tombstone, Arizona, and wishes to get rich in obscurity. He meets his brothers there, as well as his old friend Doc Holliday. A band of outlaws that call themselves The Cowboys are causing problems in the region with various acts of random violence, and inevitably come into confrontation with Holliday and the Earps, which leads to a shoot-out at the O.K. Corral. —Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>


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