Wyatt Earp (1994)
Lawrence Kasdan, who was such a fresh new director in the early 80's with films like Body Heat and The Big Chill, may well have felt ambitious when making this daunting epic about the famous title character, but apparently he put all his ambition into reels and running time, creating an utterly uninspiring, meandering recount of Wyatt Earp's life and time in the process. Remarkably, after the excessive 190 minutes, you still feel like you haven't really gotten to know Mr. Earp very well, which is not exactly a great testament to Kevin Costner's performance. Still, the biggest problem is Kasdan's script, which is so concerned with dwelling on the small and mundane that it completely fails to bring any wholeness to the story. Instead we're trapped in umpteen meticulously arranged sets and unaccounted supporting characters who appear and disappear so fast that their actors' only redemption is that they don't get enough screen-time to be dragged down by Costner's out-of-debth acting.