Michael "Jay" Cochran has just left the Navy after 12 years. He's not quite sure what he's going to do, except that he knows he wants a holiday. He decides to visit Tiburon Mendez, a ... See full summary »
In 1880, four men travel together to the city of Silverado. They come across many dangers before they finally engage the "bad guys" and bring peace and equality back to the city. Written by
Chris Makrozahopoulos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Responsible for the film's more than 100 horses, 500 cattle, pigs, chickens and other assorted animals, all necessary to create a real atmosphere, were livestock coordinator Corky Randall and his wranglers. Randall and stunt coordinator Jerry Gatlin spent four weeks with the stars, rehearsing them in the art of riding. See more »
When Jake exits the saloon and shoots two bad guys simultaneously, the pistol in his right hand is clearly pointed at the ground when it is discharged, the muzzle blast and smoke follow a trajectory at a downward angle toward Tyree's boots. Today they could have easily fixed this problem if had they used a non-firing replica weapon and added the muzzle flash and smoke plume as a visual effect in post. All the VFX editor would have to do is wait a fraction of a second longer in Jake's draw as the pistol came to level before adding the gunshot effects. 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 »
Silverado is damn good fun. Being a small fan of the Western genre, I felt this was the most refreshing one I've seen in a while. The genre had pretty much died, but came back in Silverado, and it felt so fresh.
The plot is simple and cliche, I think it's paying homage to the classics. It sticks within the Western boundary and does its thing.
The cast is pretty good, and well known, but in 1985, these actors were just Hollywood virgins. I was surprised by John Cleese, he stuck out like a sore thumb, but I enjoyed his performance. You have Costner hamming it up, and Jeff Goldblum was cool. Scott Glenn was probably the best. Hell, Glover was pretty good, too.
The direction is wonderful as is the editing, the film moves along at a decent pace. I wish Lawrence was a more prominent director, he deserves more success.
The film score is very nice, fits the film perfectly.
Overall, one of the best Westerns in the last 25 years.
78 of 97 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?