• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Barry Battles
    In Theaters:
    Jan 11, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Apr 2, 2013
  • Phase 4 Films

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The Baytown Outlaws Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine

This schlocky piece of ultra violence plays like a pop-culture pastiche without a stable thematic foundation.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 7, 2013
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Paste Magazine | Original Score: 6.3/10

January 11, 2013
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune

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.

Full Review Source: Times-Picayune | Original Score: 1/5

February 1, 2013
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net

There's probably an audience for Baytown Outlaws, but it's not one anyone might want to spend 90 minutes with in a movie theater.

Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net | Original Score: 4/10

January 8, 2013
Nick Schager
Village Voice
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Diligently profane and inane ...

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 9, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Director Barry Battles seems to believe his three grubby main characters are more charming than they are.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

January 10, 2013
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

It's a shame Battles loses his nerve in the final act, weirdly assuming viewers have developed an emotional attachment to material that works best as a cartoon.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: C+

January 3, 2013
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

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

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

January 15, 2013
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 10, 2013
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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[Contains] tin-earned dialogue and haphazard plotting ...

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

January 11, 2013
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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This is an ugly film. And the only thing uglier is thinking about who on earth the filmmakers thought they were making it for.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

January 11, 2013
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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It's unclear what drew the likes of Billy Bob Thornton, Eva Longoria and Andre Braugher to this tepid grindhouse retread, but at least they liven up the proceedings whenever they're onscreen. Unfortunately, that's not all that often.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

January 9, 2013
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics

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.

Full Review Source: Monsters and Critics | Original Score: 6/10

January 16, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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A barrage of unbelievable stereotypes try to kill each other in Barry Battles's dispiriting exploitation flick.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

January 9, 2013
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)

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

Full Review Source: Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA) | Original Score: 2/4

February 1, 2013
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Style trumps substance in this ultraviolent revenge thriller.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

January 14, 2013
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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A worthless farrago of noise, dirt and senseless violence ...

Full Review Source: New York Observer

January 9, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: C-

January 9, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 9, 2013
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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In all seriousness, I'm not sure whether to recommend "The Baytown Outlaws" as a guns 'n' glory time-waster or warn you off it as a piece of mendacious trash. So I'll do both.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

January 9, 2013
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