Grand Canyon revolved around six residents from different backgrounds whose lives intertwine in modern-day Los Angeles. At the center of the film is the unlikely friendship of two men from ... See full summary »
1926. The Chinese Civil War. Drifter Ted Beaubien is captured and forced to witness his girlfriend's execution. He finally escapes and vows to avenge her death by taking on a deadly mission... See full summary »
John Logan is a poor little rich boy. He learns to love from three nubile L.A. newcomers that will do anything to be introduced into the sizzling nightlife of the City of Angels. Portraying... See full summary »
In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across with many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city. Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <email@example.com>
In the final shootout between Cobb and Paden, Cobb obviously wins the draw (his gun is drawn faster and is out of the holster) but hesitates a fraction to give Paden the killing shot. See more »
Jake's paint horse changes throughout the movie. There are at least three paints that he uses. When the little boy is rescued by Jake and Emmett, the horse's rump coloring changes from the time the little boy looks down to Jake and when he jumps from the roof top to land on the horse. See more »
[Emmett saves Paden's life with a sip of water from his canteen after discovering him abandoned and baking in the desert]
Pleased to meet you.
See more »
Many of the reviews say _Silverado_ broke new ground for the Western genre, but I would argue that while it was undoubtedly good escapist fun, it was more derivative than innovative.
Sure, the conversations often seem much more natural than those from other Westerns, and indeed most of the characters are drawn with more dimensions intact, but the entire script could have been pulled together by pulling scenes from a bag full of ideas from other movies. Not to mention the locations, which I could have sworn I recognized from films like _The Big Country_ and anything by John Ford.
For example, Brian Dennehy did a fine job, but you could tell who his character was just by the fact that Dennehy was cast in the role. Many of his characters share the traits of Sheriff Cobb (more than this, I won't say here).
I have to say that as a firm non-fan of Kevin Costner, even I have to admit he did fine here as well... as did all the lead actors. Their careers since _Silverado_ have demonstrated that this was an unusually gifted ensemble.
30 of 47 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?