Silverado - 1985 (PG-13)


Year of Release: 1985
Rated: PG-13
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Approx. Running Time: 132 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)


From Back Cover:

"Lawrence Kasdan's revisionist Western is great fun."

Get ready for some horse-ridin', gun-totin', whiskey-drinkin' fun in this digitally remastered collector's edition of Lawrence Kasdan's SILVERADO, featuring a never-before-seen documentary with interviews from cast and crew!

The spirited Western stars Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, and Danny Glover as four unwitting heroes who cross paths on their journey to the sleepy town of Silverado. Little do they know the town where their family and friends reside has been taken over by a corrupt sheriff and a murderous posse. It's up to the sharp-shooting foursome to save the day, but first they have to break each other out of jail, and learn who their real friends are.

Thanks to its authentic look and spectacular cast, which also includes Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Brian Dennehy, Jeff Goldblum, and Oscar winner Linda Hunt (1983 Best Supporting Actress, The Year Of Living Dangerously), this exciting Old West adventure created a whole new generation of Western fans and earne its "modern classic" status.

My Comments:

This was really the first Western that I ever liked - discovered during my Kevin Costner obsession (back in junior high or even earlier). There are fine performances here and an interesting plot, but compared to the other Westerns in my collection, it doesn't quite hit the mark. It's also a little too long and slow paced for my ever decreasing attention span. Still, it is a good movie and well worth a watch.

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Rated PG-13 (MPAA)
3 Stars
1985 (Year Of Release)
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