Texas Rangers (2001)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: As far as westerns go, Texas Rangers is strictly mediocre stuff.


Movie Info

The true story of the formation of the Texas Rangers provides the backdrop for this youth-oriented Western. In 1875, after the Civil War, Leander McNelly (Dylan McDermott) organizes the Texas Rangers to battle the outlaws terrorizing Texas, notably crime kingpin John King Fisher (Alfred Molina). With a team of experienced gunmen (Robert Patrick and Randy Travis) and enthusiastic but green recruits (James Van Der Beek, Usher Raymond, and Ashton Kutcher), McNelly and his Rangers bring law and … More

Rating: PG-13 (western violence)
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Milius, Ehren Kruger, Martin Copeland, Scott Busby
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Runtime:
Dimension Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Texas Rangers

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

Large cast is uniformly fine with tongue-twisting, pulpy dialogue, though pic presents only brief flashes of what look to be fully realized characterizations jettisoned at some point during production or post.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

A documentary on baseball's Texas Rangers and their last-place season would have been more interesting.

Full Review… | March 7, 2007
Associated Press
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As dull as its title.

Full Review… | May 10, 2002
Globe and Mail
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The end result may not be a full-blown disaster, but it comes close.

Full Review… | December 6, 2001
Chicago Tribune
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This is one bland and cheesy Tex-Mex burrito of a movie.

Full Review… | December 6, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
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Wish it had a few other things, you know, like an adult sensibility, a closer allegiance to the truth, and maybe a little concern for how the English of 1875 was spoken.

December 5, 2001
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Texas Rangers

When I seen 'Dawson' from Dawson's Creek & Ashton Kutcher in a western I thought there was no way that this would be good. Not that I don't enjoy both of those guys and think they are good actors but it was hard for me to believe they could pull roles in a western movie and be convincing - I'll say they proved me wrong.
The greatest reasons for this being a great movie is the fact that while it still has Hollywood's glamour and gun slinging style that the west is always presented in it was 'Dawson' and Kutcher that gave the film a breath of 'real life' beyond the typical Hollywood edge. With both of best worlds, the guys didn't destroy the movie of western vibe, but they created it and more.
I was convinced and truly felt like this was a realistic setting and that's something that I haven't really felt in a western since movies like 'Lonesome Dove' and 'Comanche Moon'. The movie thanks to Kutcher had some pretty funny parts adding a untraditional humor this genre of movie. Along with some laughter, insane action, sadness, and happiness the movie does a great job at hitting viewers emotions on every level. In my opinion, it was under rated, and is a good 5! (That could because I am biased for modern western movies) but I truly enjoyed it.
I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good western, especially, if you have any southern or Texas heritage as it will boost it all that much more for you.

bhobbs1985
Bobby Hobbs

Super Reviewer

½

Actually a good film.

Chosen718
Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

its about a bunch of rangers in texas. there is a good fight scene. and james vanderbeek is a good actor here!!

nanoqna
Lisa Shaw

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