Epic and breathtaking major Hollywood Western dealing with a strong feuding among some good guys and some very bad guys headed by two-fisted rivals . It deals with a misfit bunch of friends come together to right the injustices which exist in a small town . In 1880 , two brothers (Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner) along with an unlikely comrade (Kevin Kline) and an African-American (Danny Glover) arrive in the Old West town named Silverado ruled by a nasty marshal (Brian Dennehy) , there they become embroiled in a violent feuding over a valuable patch of land and flock . The peacemakers travel together , join forces and come across with many risks before they finally get their objective . Furthermore , this magnificent Western pits stubborn gunslinger and a corrupt sheriff , as ongoing adversaries , both of whom carry out an exciting final duel and bringing peace to fateful town.Impressive , sprawling and big-budgeted Western with action , adventure , cattle stampede , thrills , energetic drama , spectacular scenarios and interesting message about peace and friendship . All of them abound in this interesting action Western . Spectacular images as when the four friends ride side by side to clean up the town of Silverado . Outstanding acting from Kevin Kline as ex-gunfighter forced to take sides in battle , Kevin Costner also stands out as quick-tempered cowboy and Jeff Goldblum as a slick gambler. Special mention to Linda Hunt as the saloon-bar queen and Danny Glover as a upright black-cowboy who seeks vengeance . Brief appearances from John Cleese as Sheriff , James Gammon as bandit and Jeff Fahey as gunslinger . Wonderful camera work in Super Techniscope by John Bailey who photographs marvelously the colorful outdoors and interior . Classic and rousing musical score by Bruce Broughton , one of the best from Western's history and deservedly nominated Academy Award , though wrongly didn't won . This marvelous Western , as long as epic , has become a classic , being stunningly and finely crafted directed by Lawrence Kasdan who also directed another awesome Western as ¨Wyatt Earp¨ . Furthermore , he made other good movies as ¨Body heat¨, ¨The big chill¨ , ¨Grand Canyon¨ and ¨Dream catcher¨ . Rating Silverado : Excellent but overlong as the runtime is approx two hours and some . This famous Western will appeal to Kevin Costner and Kevin Kline fans . Even those who don't usually like westerns are sure to enjoy it . If you never bother with Westerns , this has several reasons why you should . Worthwhile watching and above average .
Hollywood version of th ewest.Like badguys from several films tossed into one.I have mixed feelings about "Silverado". On one hand, it's enjoyable to watch and has some nice performances. On the other, I taught US History and know that pretty much everything you see in the film is myth....a version of the old west that simply never happened. My advice is to watch it...but understand that it just never was like this...except in movies.The first third of the movie is like a separate film in many ways. Several total strangers end up banding together to right some wrongs and they leave an old west town. Then, when they arrive in Silverado about a third of the way into the movie, they all go their separate ways in town. One ends up working for the local big baddie...the guy who wants to ultimately control everyone and everything. The others all end up getting screwed one way or another by this big baddie. And, you wonder how long it will take for them to get back together again to defeat this evil man and restore justice.The actors that come off best in the film were Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Danny Glover and Brian Dennehy (as the baddie). There are a few other excellent performances as well. As for the film, there's plenty of excitement but there aren't a ton of surprises....well worth seeing.By the way, are you wondering what is so wrong with the film historically? Well, a few things that come to mind is that the west was NEVER this violent, lawlessness was very rare and shootouts were practically nonexistent. So much for the movie image of the west! 2b1af7f3a8