THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (Theatrical Movie Release USA 1995)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 1.8|5.0 Starsì

The Quick and the Dead
starts strongly, but the movie viewer is soon left asking ‘what the heck is interesting or plausible in a storyline where town people are shooting each other to see who wins shooting matches?’ Even with the acting skills of Gene Hackman and Pat Hingle, the movie falls flat in storyline. The viewer is left with one thing—viewing endless shooting matches until the last of the characters is eliminated with Actress Sharon Stone shooting the last man standing. While not a great movie, The Quick and the Dead, lays some of the framework for females to play strong, male-type roles which Sharon Stone does well. One is immediately reminded of the actresses who follow—Uma Thurman, Milla Jovovich, and Kate Beckinsale.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


The Lady (Sharon Stone) comes to town and enters a gunfighting contest.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Raimi for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Toby Jaffe and Rob Tapert for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Ellen (Sharon Stone), Herod (Gene Hackman), Cort (Russell Crowe), Kid (Leonardo DiCaprio), Dog Kelly (Tobin Bell), Doc Wallace (Roberts Blossom), Eugene Dred (Kevinn Conway), Sergeant Cantrell (Keith David), and Ace Hanlon (Lance Henriksen).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. It comes off as an experimental movie. It’s a gory story of endless blood-letting with no storyline.

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