The Quick and the Dead (1995)

The Quick and the Dead (1995)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
  • R
  • 1h 45m
  • 1995
Rotten58%
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In this edgy and darkly humorous Western, a mysterious young woman rides into the lawless town of Redemption to settle an old score that has haunted her since she was a child. She becomes swept up in a deadly quick-draw tournament and, in order to win her revenge, must compete in a contest in which gunslingers from all over put their lives on the line for fame and fortune.
© 1995 TriStar/JSB Productions, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten58%
Reviews
Time Out
Derek Adams
Fresh

A deadpan black comedy, Sam Raimi's fast-paced movie looks and sounds like a Leone oater but more...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Janet Maslin
Fresh

Mr. Raimi is limited by a sketch mentality, which means his jokes tend to be over long before his...

June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Rotten

What Raimi can't find is a center. He hankers for us to giggle at the brutal archetypes he's parod...

June 16, 2017
BBC.com
Matt Ford
Fresh

The whole film has tremendous visual style, and the frequent bursts of violence are delivered with...

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Frequent gun violence in quirky '90s Western.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Quick and the Dead is filled with Western-style violence in the form of shoot-outs, gun and rifle play, fistfights, knife fights, and hangings. There also is a scene in which the rape of a young girl by an older man is strongly implied, and, in a flashback sequence, a young girl is forced to shoot a gun at her father, who is on the verge of being hung by bandits, and accidentally kills him. Although the general violence and mayhem isn't much different from classic Westerns, this movie does not shy away from showing, for instance, the hollow space left in the head after a bullet blasts through it. There is profanity ("chickens--t") and drinking and smoking. Families with older teens who enjoy Westerns will get a kick out of how this movie both celebrates and plays with the conventions and tropes of the genre.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action
  • Release Date:February 10, 1995
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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