The Baytown Outlaws Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Slant Magazine
January 7, 2013
This schlocky piece of ultra violence plays like a pop-culture pastiche without a stable thematic foundation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dan Kaufman
Paste Magazine
January 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 6.3/10
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
February 1, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Edward Douglas
ComingSoon.net
January 8, 2013
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 | Original Score: 4/10
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
January 9, 2013
Diligently profane and inane ...
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 10, 2013
Director Barry Battles seems to believe his three grubby main characters are more charming than they are.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
January 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: C+
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
January 15, 2013
Action flick has high body count, big guns, little point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 10, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 11, 2013
[Contains] tin-earned dialogue and haphazard plotting ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
January 11, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Matt Singer
Time Out
January 9, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
January 16, 2013
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 | Original Score: 6/10
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
January 9, 2013
A barrage of unbelievable stereotypes try to kill each other in Barry Battles's dispiriting exploitation flick.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 1, 2013
Filmmakers who want to out-Tarantino writer-director Quentin Tarantino had best back off.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com
January 14, 2013
Style trumps substance in this ultraviolent revenge thriller.
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
January 9, 2013
A worthless farrago of noise, dirt and senseless violence ...
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
January 9, 2013
| Original Score: C-
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 9, 2013
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.
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 9, 2013
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.
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