Young Guns (1988)
Average Rating: 4.6/10
Reviews Counted: 25
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 15
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In this Western based loosely on actual events and people, Emilio Estevez stars as William H. Bonney (aka Billy the Kid). Sought for a petty crime in Lincoln County, Billy is taken in by John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a British ranch owner seeking to make it in the cattle business. Tunstall employs a group of "regulators," comprised of wayward youths he's gathered over the years, to watch over his ranch; in turn, he teaches them how to read and reforms them into better men. Tunstall's business
Aug 12, 1988 Wide
Feb 20, 2001
William H. Bonney/"B...
Josiah "Doc" Scurloc...
Lou Diamond Phillips
Jose Chavez Y Chavez
"Dirty Steve" Stephe...
Lawrence G. Murphy
John Henry Tunstall
Texas Joe Grant
Craig M. Erikson
Loyd Lee Brown
Jeremy H. Lepard
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Christopher Cain directed this western from a script by John Fusco, and on the whole seems much more comfortable with the scroungy and scatological dialogue than he does with the action sequences.
Little more than a flawed romp, but energetic and enjoyable, with sterling performances from Sutherland and Estevez.
Young Guns is best watched in the playful, none-too-serious spirit in which it was made.
OK rehash of Old West villains, this time teaming them up in their early days.
Good idea to cast the brat pack in a Western but this was badly realised and altogether a bit flat.
Young Guns is simply not a very good movie--western or otherwise. Fusco's script provides little character development and muddies the narrative with some unlikely supporting characters.
Far better western than the brat pack deserved
There are side pleasures to be found in going back and reliving the bad parts of the '80s. A rental of Young Guns lets us know that at least we're out of Reaganomics and the movies it spawned.
Stupid but star-studded western
Audience Reviews for Young Guns
- William H. Bonney/"Billy the Kid": Reap it Murphy, you son of bitch.
- William H. Bonney/"Billy the Kid": I like these odds!
- "Dirty Steve" Stephens: Did you guys see the size of that chicken?
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