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The Baytown Outlaws (2013)

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Average Rating: 3.5/10
Critic Reviews: 12
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 9

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After her ex-husband Carlos (Billy Bob Thornton) shoots Celeste (Eva Longoria) three times in the gut, it's time to play dirty. In the fight for her godson, Rob, she hires three outlawed and redneck brothers to bring him back to her. But nothing can be that simple in the South. What begins as a small rescue mission rises to a Southern battle royale. This odd team must shoot their way through gorgeous female assassins, Native American hunters, federal agents, and a whole lot of metal coming after

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Comedy

Barry Battles, Griffin Hood

Apr 2, 2013

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All Critics (27) | Top Critics (12) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (21)

This is an ugly film. And the only thing uglier is thinking about who on earth the filmmakers thought they were making it for.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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[Contains] tin-earned dialogue and haphazard plotting ...

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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A boisterously Tarantinoesque mash-up of cliches, archetypes and bodacious craziness in the tradition of Southern-fried '60s and '70s drive-in fodder.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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If it has the right spit-in-your-face attitude, it has neither the stamina nor the wit to go the distance, although it makes it about two-thirds of the way.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Although artistically slight and thematically haphazard, it's enjoyably flashy.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: NPR
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Director Barry Battles seems to believe his three grubby main characters are more charming than they are.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News
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I kind of f*****g loved it, all things considered.

June 5, 2014 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

While stipulating that at its core it's fairly slight, and also constructed of prefabricated parts, this is a deeply but pleasantly weird sort of Southern Gothic battle royale.

February 7, 2013 Full Review Source: Shockya.com
Shockya.com

Filmmakers who want to out-Tarantino writer-director Quentin Tarantino had best back off.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

There's nothing wrong with tipping one's cap to one's influences, but in no case does this loud, crude and derivative film ever raise the bar. In fact, it actually lowers it.

February 1, 2013 Full Review Source: Times-Picayune
Times-Picayune

A little too slick to be the next great action film and not funny enough to be dark comedy, this over produced bullet fest barely keeps going for its 98 minutes.

January 16, 2013 Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics
Monsters and Critics

Action flick has high body count, big guns, little point.

January 15, 2013 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Style trumps substance in this ultraviolent revenge thriller.

January 14, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com
Cinemalogue.com

This ode to Tarantino, 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!,' and Jerry Lewis marathons is deliriously silly, frenetically violent, and insanely entertaining, especially for those who prefer 'Mad Max' over 'The Rules of the Game.'

January 13, 2013 Full Review Source: CultureCatch
CultureCatch

The performances are solid, but more often than not it feels like the characters are all acting, shooting and stabbing in a vacuum.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: Paste Magazine
Paste Magazine

A movie that some moviegoers can justify as a guilty pleasure. I'll certainly admit to being embarrassed at just how entertained I was.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Hollywood & Fine
Hollywood & Fine

For those who like their cinematic rides fast, furious and unencumbered by too much brain matter, this would-be Tarantino-esque redneck piece of rowdiness may entertain.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for The Baytown Outlaws

The Baytown Outlaws is a pointless mess of a film with a poor cast, poorly thought out script and misdirection from its director, who can't seem to make something watchable out of the film. I was bored throughout the film, and with seeing the trailer, it looked like a pretty funny, action packed film that would be a mindless movie to watch and have fun. Well, it certainly was mindless, but it wasn't enjoyable to say the least. Everything about the film is garbage and it is one of those movies that never should have been made. The film had the potential of being a thrill ride from start to finish, however the script is so poorly layered and written, that it loses steam halfway through, and by the end of it, it just fails in terms of a movie that you're going to enjoy. I really hated the film, and thought it was a waste of time. Don't go into this one expecting a good film, you'll be sadly disappointed. This is pure low budge B movie trash and it shows. No effort was put into this film whatsoever and the cast are wooden in their performances and none can salvage this stupid, pointless movie. Avoid this film; it's not worth your time. The Baytown Outlaws had an interesting idea, unfortunately it was developed a director who just isn't competent enough to make something interesting for the viewer. Overall this is a misfire that just ends up falling flat. Spend your time watching something else; you'll be glad you did.
September 29, 2013
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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A hilarious, bloody, bold and explosive action-comedy. It's outrageously over the top with great Tarantinoesque dialogue, wonderfully silly characters, brutal gun-fights and wicked humor. It's brutally funny and just plain fun from start tot finish. It's not meant to be taken seriously or anything its just meant to be an enjoyable movie and that it proves to be, nothing more or less. A ridiculously entertaining action-packed joy-ride. The cast are all wonderful to watch. Billy Bob Thornton is fantastic, he's intense, very funny and just a real blast to watch. He's such a fantastic villain in this film. Andre Braugher is terrific. Eva Longoria is wonderful. Clayne Crawford, Daniel Cudmore and Travis Fimmel are just a blast of energy, humor and mayhem. They are wildly funny and exciting team. It's Smokin Ace's meets in The Way of the Gun. It's a great way to spend ninety-eight minutes on a slow day, because this movie just speeds it up. Director, Barry Battles has a great time with his material and makes it worth while. It's very cool and has some surprising character moments that make it close to great.
April 20, 2013
allan913

Super Reviewer

It ain't a party until the guns come out.

Good movie! It would be hard to sum up the delightful chemistry the three brothers & the film itself manage to get going but I can't help think this is the kind of thing Tarantino would have come up with had he been put in charge of 'The Dukes Of Hazzard'. Does not take itself seriously at all or try and tackle any issues like race or religion. Good quirky interesting characters on both sides. Just enough plot, character development and side story's to keep you interested but not make you feel like you wish they would just get on with it. I highly recommend seeing this film; however, this is definitely not a film for everyone. Fans of the 'B Movie' / blood splatter bullet blaring action genre will find true delight in this film.

After her ex-husband Carlos shoots Celeste three times in the gut, it's time to play dirty. In the fight for her godson, Rob, she hires three outlawed and redneck brothers to bring him back to her. But nothing can be that simple in the South. What begins as a small rescue mission rises to a southern battle royal. This odd team must shoot their way through gorgeous female assassins, Native American hunters, Federal agents, and a whole lot of metal coming after them, while protecting Celeste's innocent child.
February 2, 2013
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Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Sadistically sick and trashy film of three brothers: Lincoln(Daniel Cudmore), McQueen (Travis Fimmel) and Reese (Paul Wesley) who are on the run from the law...just as as the law Sheriff Henry Millard (Andre Braugher) uses them to commit ludicrous and heinous crimes. Typical case of what comes around goes around...fast! Just after Celeste (Eva Longoria) makes the pay-off to get her handicapped god son back to her, things start to heat up on all of them. The shoot outs keep my interest throughout the film. Looking for sanity in this film was truly lost. See this ONLY if you are bored.
March 20, 2013
Fascade518

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