The Quick and the DeadA mysterious woman gunslinger, Ellen (Sharon Stone), saunters into the town of Redemption that is owned by a ruthless gunslinger to avenge her father. In order to do it, she joins a deadly dueling competition in an attempt to exact revenge.
Actors of "The Quick and the Dead"
Characters of "The Quick and the Dead"
Directors of "The Quick and the Dead"Sam RaimiBirthdate: 23 October 1959, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
Creators of "The Quick and the Dead"Simon MooreBirthdate: 1958
Critic Reviews of "The Quick and the Dead"Time OutJune 24, 2006
A deadpan black comedy, Sam Raimi's fast-paced movie looks and sounds like a Leone oater but more so.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Mr. Raimi is limited by a sketch mentality, which means his jokes tend to be over long before his films end. But his tastes for visual mischief and crazy, ill-advised homage can still make for sly, sporadic fun.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
What Raimi can't find is a center. He hankers for us to giggle at the brutal archetypes he's parodying and to warm to them, too. It won't wash, pardner.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
Rarely dull, it is not noticeably compelling either, and as the derivative offshoot of a derivative genre, it inevitably runs out of energy well before any of its hotshots runs out of bullets.San Francisco ChronicleJanuary 01, 2000
You get lots of clothes here, but no emperor.ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
Raimi's choice to give the film a comic book-like aura of mingled camp and grit makes for some fitfully energetic and entertaining moments, but it's not enough to overcome The Quick and the Dead's primary fault.Common Sense MediaMarch 11, 2015
Frequent gun violence in quirky '90s Western.Movie MetropolisSeptember 19, 2009
Sam Raimi does a lot of interesting things in The Quick and the Dead and Sharon Stone plays a convincing female gunfighter, but the one-horse plot with no subplots to generate additional interest becomes a drag.Combustible CelluloidFebruary 03, 2007
Raimi's movie borrows heavily from classic spaghetti westerns, but Raimi has a style of his own, and plenty of it.Flipside Movie EmporiumSeptember 02, 2005
Raimi's gimmicky but endlessly inventive direction gives it plenty of gas, and the excellent cast takes it the rest of the way.7M PicturesSeptember 02, 2005
Sharon Stone misses the mark on this one.Kansas City KansanOctober 30, 2004
Stylish Raimi western is violent, unpredictable.
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