Frank & Jesse Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ November 7, 2011
Another version of the outlaw duo this time headed up by big stars Paxton and Lowe as the brothers, no one else is much of a draw here as this seems more of a low budget production, possibly more of a TV movie, but sometimes films work better that way.

Well not this time I'm afraid, the film is reasonable with acceptable performances and it does, at times, look quite realistic with its bare no frills look but there is a whole load of dubious fake looking gun fighting, fake looking deaths and dodgy extras acting going on in the background that kinda spoils things.

The main issue is of course the historical facts, for some reason the powers that be deemed it better to change many facts around making the film completely errr wrong. Even common knowledge facts such as the man who shot Jesse James, twas Bob not Charlie!! so why does this film change it?.
Super Reviewer
½ August 1, 2011
Frank and Jesse started with a rough exposition, with poorly staged scenes and ineffectual dialogue. As the film progressed, it got gradually better. The cast never quite lives up to its' true potential, with Rob Lowe especially being inconsistent. The tone of the movie is also inconsistent, shifting between lighthearted and melodramatic. Though it has its' moments, overall it fails as an effective version of the James gang, especially in light of its' many historical inaccuracies.
weelee18
Super Reviewer
October 10, 2007
not bad..
June 4, 2007
This is a high adverture, fast paced shoot em up Western that is really good! If you like western' s or you are a Jesse James fan, it's a must see movie!
½ May 27, 2007
One of the best wertern movies seen thus far, base on the life of the James brothers. Rob gives out a grand performance of a hot headed youngster, and Paxton plays the role of a older brother very well.
I have seen Randy Travis in only one other movie, BLACK DOG, and even hear his singing is very moving. Again, one of the best western I have seen with these two talented actors.
½ July 18, 2013
I wanna like it... but its so cheesy. The story is all wrong. Its kinda hard to watch.
Super Reviewer
½ August 1, 2011
Frank and Jesse started with a rough exposition, with poorly staged scenes and ineffectual dialogue. As the film progressed, it got gradually better. The cast never quite lives up to its' true potential, with Rob Lowe especially being inconsistent. The tone of the movie is also inconsistent, shifting between lighthearted and melodramatic. Though it has its' moments, overall it fails as an effective version of the James gang, especially in light of its' many historical inaccuracies.
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