Sunset (1988)

Director Blake Edwards departed from his customary sex farces to direct an unusual satirical Western comedy-thriller. In 1927, legendary lawman Wyatt Earp (James Garner) comes to Hollywood to serve as an advisor to a film studio making a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 29, 1988
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bob Thomas
Associated Press

Garner is a marvel to watch, his quiet authority dominating every scene. But Willis also shows his best big-screen form yet.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Half of the movie wants to be cheerful, and the other half seems morbid and disenchanted.

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Chuck O'Leary

One of the biggest flops of 1988, Blake Edwards' Sunset is highly uneven, but gorgeous period production values and the easy-going charm of Garner and Willis save it.

Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's a plot that unravels on its own, without characters, without anything, not even a point of view. It's a zombie.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

A tale that is not quite a comedy, or a murder mystery, or a crime thriller, or an expose of Hollywood slime, but manages to make half-hearted stabs in all these directions.

Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Garner's a great Earp (see "Hour of the Gun") but this witless movie trashes not one but two great Western legends.

Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Ultimately, Sunset plays like deluxe dinner theater fare. It's a diversion to take along with your after-meal coffee and dessert.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

A misfire.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

A misfire on all counts

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David Sayers
Re-watched this last night with my dad. We used to watch this film over and over when I was younger and although I never remember it being great I always used… More