YMMV / Tombstone

  • Anticlimax Boss: Curly Bill.
  • Award Snub: Val Kilmer wasn't even nominated for an Oscar for his role as Doc Holiday.
  • Awesome Music: Bruce Broughton's score for this is a completely different beast to Silverado but just as fine in its own way. And how many Westerns can you name that end with a waltz?
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Doc Holiday defusing a tense standoff between the Cowboys and the Earps by spinning a cup around his finger.
    • "I have not yet begun to defile myself."
    • "I have two guns. One for each of ya."
    • Wyatt's line to Johnny Tyler (the obnoxious, bullying card dealer): "You gonna do something, or you just gonna stand there and bleed?"
  • Crazy Awesome: Doc Holliday.
  • Cult Classic: It's considered by many to be one of the best westerns of the 1990s (if not the best).
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Doc, to a degree that can't really be overstated.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Morgan Earp is shot, and then dies while surgically trying to take the bullet out. Bill Paxton, who played Morgan, died from surgical complications in February 2017 while getting open heart surgery. Made worse when Powers Boothe, who played Curly Bill, passed away only a few months later.
  • He Really Can Act: Yes, even in a cast which includes the likes of Kurt Russell, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliott, Michael Biehn, Powers Boothe, and many others, Val Kilmer gives a performance which outshines them all, and not by a little bit either.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe playing enemies on opposite sides of the law is pretty amusing to fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., where they both played bad guys. Similarly, Kurt Russell plays a good guy here and Michael Rooker plays a bad guy (at least at first). Come Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Michael Rooker still pulls a Heel–Face Turn, but Russell plays the Big Bad.
  • Memetic Mutation:
    • "Well... bye." has since become a response to Rage Quitters and/or Sore Losers.
    • "I'm your huckleberry."
      • Hell, everything said in the confrontation between Holiday and Ringo.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Arguably, Ringo shooting the unarmed priest.
    • Shooting at the wives of the Earps was this for several members of the Cowboys, who promptly leave in disgust.
  • Narm: "NO!" for some.
    • The scenes with Wyatt and Josephine, especially since there's quite the overbearing love overture that plays in just about all of their scenes.
  • Narm Charm: Or this for others.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Johnny Ringo getting shot was pretty scary seeing that he was still standing and struggling to walk for about 20 seconds despite it being a head shot.
    • Sherman McMaster's ultimate, gruesome fate, and face.
    • Morgan getting shot and his death scene, especially with them beforehand trying in vain to dig the bullet out of him, which doubles as Squick.
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