As Westerns go, Silverado delivers elaborate gun-fighting scenes, legions of galloping horses, stampeding cattle, a box canyon, covered wagons, tons of creaking leather and even a High Noonish duel. How it manages to run the gamut of cowboy movie elements without getting smart-alecky is intriguing. But on the important issues, like real character development, Silverado flakes apart. [10 Jul 1985, p.52] show more
Silverado looks great and moves fast. Mr. Kasdan has packed his action well against the fearsomely long, dusty stretches of Western plain. [11 Jul 1985, p.1] show more
This movie is more sophisticated and complicated than the Westerns of my childhood, and it is certainly better looking and better acted. show more
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This is the best western of modern times. It features a who's who of actors, including a young Kevin Costner before he was a star. The images, music, and background are breathtaking. The story is well written. Everything you could ask for in a western.