Young Guns Reviews
What really saved this movie, however, was not the entertainment value, but its cast. I doubt it'd have been worth seeing if it wasn't for good actors like Charlie Sheen and Keither Sutherland being part of it. Without them, I'd probably have given a significantly lower rating.
In conclusion: not bad, just painfully mediocre.
The story was a rockin' good time; it started with a ranch of bad boys, who are driven to become outlaws when their father-figure (Terence Stamp) is slain by the real bad guys. The young guns were forced to fend themselves in the wild west.
Emilio Estevez played the young punk Billy the Kid, who was a crazy loose cannon. Kiefer Sutherland played Doc, a gentle romantic educated soul. Charlie Sheen was the good clean responsible leader of the group. Dermot Mulroney was a dirty unpleasant pig. Casey Siemaszko was the funny bearded cowboy dude. Lou Diamond Phillips was a cool-headed native hero.
There's interesting cinematography, snappy editing, and a story which kept things moving along briskly. The ending has a nice shootout in a big house. It's a shame that all of them wouldn't survive for Young Guns II.