DVD - 1999
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A fast-riding adventure story of four strangers drawn together on the Western frontier.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 1999
Edition: Collector's ed., widescreen version
ISBN: 9780767840804
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + notes ([4] p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)


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"The world is what you make of it, friend. If it doesn't fit, you make alterations."

This is a sprawling Western, with a fine cast and non-stop action. Linda Hunt practically runs off with the movie, as the saloon owner. Many quotable lines, just don't worry too much about where the plot is headed—or the pinto. Gorgeous location shooting, and a fine score by Bruce Broughton.

Mar 07, 2019

Amazing wild west story.

Apr 11, 2018

"I don't want to kill you and you don't want to be dead."
Somewhat entertaining, somewhat cheesy western from 1985. Director/writer Lawrence Kasdan's previous films were the film noir homage "Body Heat" and the baby boomer nostalgia fantasy "The Big Chill." Like when you dressed up as a cowboy, "Silverado" is dressing up as a western. It's an earnest tribute to the genre, blessed with a great cast. Scott Glenn looks the most like he belongs in a western,, Kevin Kline the least, but he's still good. Jeff Goldblum has a nice bit part. What I hoped they'd talk about in the special features is how they distinguished the two Kevins. Maybe they called Kevin Kline "Double K" and Kevin Costner "K-Cost." There was something of a mini-boom in westerns in the 80s, including "Young Guns," "Pale Rider," and "Lonesome Dove." Kasdan and Kevin Costner, who is looser here than ever would be again, would return to the genre in "Wyatt Earp."

Sep 01, 2017

A pretty good western movie, I didn't know Jeff Goldblum was in this one until I saw him part way through the movie. Kevin Kostner looks extremely young.

Jul 13, 2016

Loads of fun. One of the best westerns. Lots of action and high spirit.

Apr 22, 2016

Replaced Magnificent Seven as my favorite western of all time (though Unforgiven is very good in a different way). Excellent cast with Kevin Costner in his most enjoyable role, the beautiful Rosanna Arquette (made to look frumpy!) and Englishman John Cleese steals the scene is his cameo. Great fun in the old west and, of course, justice prevails in the end!

Apr 17, 2016

Way too long. Too much killing.
Kevin Costner in his youth played a wild one. Some scenery interesting. Great cast of actors.

Nov 07, 2015

A sort of white-man's Magnificent Seven Minus Three, or a tame Wild Bunch. A fun movie with a lot of footage filmed between Albuquerque and Sante Fe, some of it probably in the movie set town Louis L'Amour had built out in the Four Corners area he called Shalako. Looks too barren to be at the set south of Sante Fe. Fun movie worth the watch.

star01 Aug 05, 2015

I love all Westerns, the story lines, the actors and New Mexico, wow. Best Western to date. Can anyone better it...

lasertravis Oct 16, 2013

This is a great Western from the 80's. This is not my favorite kind of western. I prefer a gritty, realistic period piece with a dark anti-hero. Silvarado is the opposite. Everything is larger than life and epic in scale. The heroes, even if flawed in character by some of their inferred past actions, are all obviously good guys. It's all guns-a-blazin' and aw shucks good guys vs bad guys here. Still, it is wildly entertaining and extremely satisfying. Star-studded cast. Gorgeous scenery. Perfectly scored. Some of the dialogue is cheesy, but it just works for me in this movie.

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Coarse Language: I was going to take notes but forgot after about five minutes. It's PG-13, though, that ought to tell you something.

Apr 30, 2018

Coarse Language: Taking our LORD's name in vain a few times and also B*****ds.


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Oct 26, 2013

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