Silverado Synopsis
Old West drifters (Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner) shoot it out with sheriff, clan.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This movie is more sophisticated and complicated than the Westerns of my childhood, and it is certainly better looking and better acted.
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80

Empire

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Engrossing western which inspired a huge genre revivial.
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80

Variety

Rather than relying on legendary heroes of Westerns past, writer-director Lawrence Kasdan with his brother Mark have used their special...
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80

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Silverado is sufficiently modern to make its landscapes bigger, its people smaller and its moral polarities less powerfully distinct than...
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
Silverado looks great and moves fast. Mr. Kasdan has packed his action well against the fearsomely long, dusty stretches of Western plain....
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63

TV Guide

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Between the gratuitous climaxes that seem to occur every 10 minutes, Kasdan parades a myriad of stereotypes before us and never develops...
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63

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
As Westerns go, Silverado delivers elaborate gun-fighting scenes, legions of galloping horses, stampeding cattle, a box canyon, covered...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Silverado plays like a big-budget regurgitation of old Westerns. Whatkeeps it going is the generosity that flows between Kasdan and his...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Silverado is a completely successful physical attempt at reviving the western, but its script would need a complete rewrite for it to...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The manipulative Star Wars-style score is the only novelty on tap in Silverado, which has a plot too drearily complicated and arid to...
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Rated PG-13