Everyone has those films – you know the ones… films that everybody in the world has seen but you. Well, The Quick and the Dead was on that list for me until recently. I finally decided to check it out after hearing both good and bad things. I watched it with the understanding that when it came out (1995) filmmaking was quite a bit different. In the past decade certain styles of cutting, angles of shots, and of course stunts have changed dramatically. I take all of that into account when I review this film.
The direction (Sam Raimi) was excellent. It was Raimi’s first real Hollywood film and he brought his own style to the subpar story. The cast is downright amazing and if I wans’t so lazy, I would real off all names. If you haven’t seen it, give it a look.
The ending was a bit silly and typical Hollywood, but if you can get past that, it is a lot of fun.
RATING 8 out of 10