The Quick And The Dead Synopsis
Lady avenger returns to western town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
That conscious absurdity is at the core of The Quick and the Dead. It's a rousingly grotesque, often wildly entertaining western...
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The Quick and the Dead is a sly, savvy Hollywood sendup of Sergio Leone Westerns with Sharon Stone playing the Clint Eastwood righteous...
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TV Guide

Hip, jokey western from cult director Sam Raimi. Recommended as an antidote to anyone still suffering from Wyatt Earp hangover.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Thanks to him, The Quick and the Dead is more than moribund. How much more? Let's just say that there's motion in the picture. Indeed,...
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Sharon Stone rides into a Western dust hole bent on revenge. Gene Hackman, virtually reprising his Unforgiven heavy, gives this goofy...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Quick and the Dead plays like a crazed compilation of highlights from famous westerns. Raimi finds the right look but misses the heartbeat....
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Yet all this work, all this skill, serve as little more than an elaborate setting for a rhinestone. At its core there is no passion, no...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The Quick and the Dead is too light to pack the dramatic punch of a true Western and too flat to pass as cheeky revisionism. It ends up in...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
As preposterous as the plot was, there was never a line of Hackman dialogue that didn't sound as if he believed it. The same can't be said,...
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Wall Street Journal

Ms. Stone. She alternates between two expressions here: sullen, and aghast. Then again, if you were listed on the credits as the...
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great western

By pratt_r

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Rated R | For adult humor, adult situations, violence; not for children