Let's cast a lot of cute boys as the James/Younger gang. In between hold-ups, they can bicker about who's the cutest and, oh yeah, they can take their shirts off a lot.
| Original Score: 2/5
Silly western revisits Jesse James.
| Original Score: 3/5
Never mind that it's already been done before and better; it's never been done this pretty.
| Original Score: 4/10
| Original Score: 2/4
For the most part it's First Knight Way Out West all the way.
Setting new standards in historical inaccuracy.
| Original Score: 1/4
At its best, American Outlaws is absurd; at its worst, it's tedious and laughable.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Marks the second time that O'Quinn has been in Young Guns and Dalton in The Rocketeer, leading me to conclude that I've wasted too much of my life watching terrible movies.
The kind of film that will have you throwing your popcorn at the screen in disgust.
A film that can best be described as the "dumb version" of Young Guns 2, American Outlaws ranks among the year's most entertainingly insipid movies.
Instead of treating it as a serious work of art, one should look at AMERICAN OUTLAWS as an old-fashioned B Western and one won't be disappointed.
| Original Score: B
Generally goofy fun - whether that kind of "fun" was intentional or not.
| Original Score: capsule
The boys are buff, puppyish and impeccably barbered, ridin' and robbin' and shootin' with the frisky glee of youngsters blowing off some steam.
A big yawn that only reminds us why movie westerns are six feet under and not likely to make a comeback.
In terms of plot, character development, acting, directing -- heck, even production design -- there is absolutely nothing of interest or value.
The bizarre result of another in a long line of westerns tailored for rising actors, who no one really takes seriously in such projects.
The movie's presumption of ignorance on the audience's part is monumental.
[Farrell's] Jesse James is such a petulant lightweight that you wonder how he leads his horse to water, much less his fellow outlaws to bank robberies.
The blandification of the puppy-stud Western reaches its nadir.
| Original Score: D+
It has enough cute cowboys, shoot-outs, and romance to remind us how much we've missed seeing westerns.
| Original Score: 3/5