Though apparently conceived as a revisionist Western, TOMBSTONE falls prey to the cliches of the genre, and its last third is a muddle.
The righteous Earp brothers--former US Marshalls Wyatt (Kurt Russell), Virgil (Sam Elliott) and Morgan (Bill Paxton)--arrive in the rough and ready town of Tombstone, hoping to exploit its new-found wealth. They're accompanied, respectively, by wives Mattie (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), a laudanum
addict, Allie (Paula Malcolmson) and Louisa (Lisa Collins). In Tombstone, they are reunited with their principled, if dissolute, friend, gambler and cultivated drunk Doc Holliday (Val Kilmer), traveling with his girlfriend/partner in cri...