The Quick and the Dead (1996)

The-Quick-And-The-Dead-PosterBy Scott Goldfine

Renegade director Sam Raimi (“Darkman”) turns his lens to the western in this tale about a gunslinger (Sharon Stone) bent on revenge against the outlaw (Gene Hackman) who killed her father. Their showdown is framed by a gunfighter tournament in which the winner collects $125,000.

Inspired by the “spaghetti” westerns, this film is stylish and well-acted, but the story is trite and repetitive. Also stars Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gary Sinise. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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