EW closes with this:
The Quick and the Dead is too light to pack the dramatic punch of a true Western and too flat to pass as cheeky revisionism. It ends up in its own amiable, slowpoke limbo.Rolling Stone calls is "deeply shallow and damned silly." Roger Ebert -honestly, I'm surprised at how often I read Ebert's reviews and wonder if we saw the same film. I often don't remember key plot points the way he does- says, "The movie's story, as you have grasped, isn't much. But "The Quick and the Dead" is not without its good points."