Lawrence Kasdan's Silverado is a fond hark back to the all-star, big-budget westerns of the 1950s and 1960s. The various plotlines converge at the town of Silverado, held in thrall by crooked sheriff Brian Dennehy and his behemoth "deputies." The four disparate heroes--Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Glenn and Danny Glover--prepare to do battle against Dennehy for personal reasons ranging from mercenary to altruistic. Sidelines characters include duplicitous, dandified gambler Jeff Goldblum, frontier widow Rosanna Arquette and gimlet-eyed saloon owner Linda Hunt. The film is stolen hands-down by Kevin Costner, playing an irresponsible young gunslinger who never speaks when hootin' and hollerin' will do. A classic, High Noon-style showdown caps this rousing retro western. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
I've seen this film a number of times and deem it a first class western.
The acting is excellent with varied personalites and characterizations..
the very young Kevin Costner would go on to fame and greater
productions..why don't they make them like this again??? 4 stars!
This is one of my favorite movies. Just an incredible cast - even done to the smaller roles. Kevin Kline, Kevin Costner, Scott Gleen, Danny Glover with Brian Dennehey and Jeff Goldblum as the bad guys. The four good guys do battle against the bad guys for many reasons. Kevin Costner stills the show but Kevin Kline shows what a good guy should be. Drama, violence, wonderful score - Brian Dennehey gets 4 stars for his death scene - a perfect twirl and drop.
This movie is an inspiration to Hollywood to make more movies like this one. Excellent movie with excellent actors. Well done and clean. What a fresh surprise from Hollytrash. Thank you for making this movie.
If you either.. a) like a movie that has multiple 'main' characters, each with their own story, or b) like a movie with a star-studded cast, or c) like westerns particularly set with, not overdone, but subtle and witty humor, or d) like all of the above...
..Then there's a good chance you will love this movie. It's one of my favorite movies for these reasons, and I don't even place Westerns high on my list of favorite genres. Rent it, you'll love it!
Great music, scenery, and the good guys win. Can't think of anything better. I had to laugh at the gunfights though, the good guys never miss, and the bad guys can't seem to hit anybody, and when they do, the good guy only gets wounded, never killed
I give this movie 1 star because it was terrible. The dialogue was pitiful and the violence was excessive and not necessary. The charactor development was non existent. Kevin Costners charactor was the only redeeming part of the movie.
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If you're one of those left-wing pansies who believes that there is never a need for violence, then this movie is not for you. There is real evil in the world, and it ain't reasonable and it it is not willing to negotiate. Sometimes you just gotta vanquish it. This is an awesome western with an all-star cast (watch for Sheb Wooley!).