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

The Baytown Outlaws Reviews

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic
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
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
Top Critic
January 11, 2013

[Contains] tin-earned dialogue and haphazard plotting ...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Leydon
Variety
Top Critic
January 10, 2013

A boisterously Tarantinoesque mash-up of cliches, archetypes and bodacious craziness in the tradition of Southern-fried '60s and '70s drive-in fodder.

Stephen Holden
New York Times
Top Critic
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
Mark Jenkins
NPR
Top Critic
January 10, 2013

Although artistically slight and thematically haphazard, it's enjoyably flashy.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
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
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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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
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
Top Critic
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.

John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
January 9, 2013

A barrage of unbelievable stereotypes try to kill each other in Barry Battles's dispiriting exploitation flick.

Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic
January 9, 2013

A worthless farrago of noise, dirt and senseless violence ...

Nick Schager
Village Voice
Top Critic
January 9, 2013

Diligently profane and inane ...

William Goss
Film.com
Top Critic
January 4, 2013

Whenever The Baytown Outlaws shuts up and puts up, it makes a good case for its own existence.