Wild Wild West Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Wild Wild West the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
3.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

A wild, wild waste of time, money, and star power that saw director Sonnenfeld and star Smith re-team (after "Men In Black") for this western spy spoof based on the 60s TV series. Government agents James T. West (Smith) and master-of-disguise Artemus Gordon (Kline) are sent to stop diabolical wheelchair-bound scientist, Dr. Arliss Loveless (Branagh), from assassinating President Ulysses S. Grant in 1867. The budget was $100 million but the elaborate sets and effects are more hokey than cool and some money should have been spent on the script. And a black James West just doesn't work, no matter Smith's charm.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Westerns, Mad Scientists, Period Piece: 19th Century, Adapted from Television, Spies & Espionage, Physical Problems, Top Grossing Films of 1999
Screenplay
Brent Maddock, S.S. Wilson, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman
Cast
Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, M. Emmet Walsh, Ted Levine, Musetta Vander, Bai Ling, Rodney A. Grant, Frederique van der Wal, Garcelle Beauvais, Sofia Eng
Cinematography
Michael Ballhaus
Director
Barry Sonnenfeld
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Producer
Jon Peters, Barry Sonnenfeld, Joel Simon, Warner Bros.

Awards

Golden Raspberries 1999: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Sonnenfeld), Worst Screenplay, Worst Song ("Wild Wild West").

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