• Silverado (1997)


Release Date: February 26th, 1997

DVD Release Date: June 1st, 1999

PG-13 |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

Rambling man Emmett (Scott Glenn) assembles a group of misfit cowboys (Kevin Costner), (Kevin Kline, Danny Glover). After helping a group of settlers track down a pack of thieves, Emmett and his men descend on the troubled town of Silverado to seek their fortunes. Soon after arriving, they discover that the town has fallen into the grasp of greedy rancher Ethan McKendrick (Ray Baker) and corrupt Sheriff Cobb (Brian Dennehy) with whom many of Emmett's men have unfinished business.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Rosanna Arquette, John Cleese, Brian Dennehy, Danny Glover, Jeff Goldblum

Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Genres: Western

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Gritty, Pursuit, Transformation, Revenge

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Gene SiskelChicago Tribune

    Silverado is a completely successful physical attempt at reviving the western, but its script would need a complete rewrite for it to become more than just a small step in a full-scale western revival. [10 Jul 1985, p.5]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

  • 63
    Peter StackSan Francisco Chronicle

    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]

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