Young Guns II (1990)


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Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns II, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett (William Petersen). Along the way, Billy's crew gains three new recruits: Arkansas Dave Rudabaugh (Christian Slater), Tom O'Folliard (Balthazar Getty), and Hendry … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: John Fusco
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
20th Century Fox


as Billy the Kid

as Doc Scurlock

as Chavez y Chavez

as Arkansas Dave Rudaba...

as Hendry French

as D.A. Ryerson

as John Chisum

as Tom O'Folliard

as Ashmun Upson

as Pit Inmate

as Deputy Carlyle

as J.W. Bell

as John W. Poe

as Bob Ollinger

as Beever Smith

as Charles Phalen

as Gov. Lew Wallace

as Jane Greathouse

as Pendleton

as Deluvina Maxwell

as Juanita

as Jesus Silva

as Guano Miner

as Murphy Man

as Bounty Hunter

as Sheriff Kimbel

as Bounty Hunter

as Bounty Hunter

as Bounty Hunter

as Fernando

as Student

as Pinkerton Man

as Sumner Priest

as Judge Bristol

as Chief Victorio

as Chivato's Pal

as Barmaid

as Branded Man

as Townsman

as Town Dweller

as Drunken Idiot

as Shopkeeper

as Poe Posse

as Poe Posse

as Poe Posse

as Pit Inmate

as Pit Inmate

as Pit Inmate

as Pit Inmate

as Bounty Hunter
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Critic Reviews for Young Guns II

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | August 1, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Young Guns II


Sequel to the cool Young Guns, Young Guns II is the story of how Billy The Kid is trying to outrun Pat Garrett and make it it safely to Old Mexico. As far as sequels so, usually they aren't that great, but Young Guns II is an interesting sequel with an awesome story that definitely delivers an entertaining 2 hours. The film follows the events after the first film, and many of the cast of the first film return where they left off. I am a fan of the old school Spaghetti westerns of Sergio Leone, but the Young Guns films are Westerns that are a lot of fun. This second film has a lot of action, a good soundtrack and good acting. Compared to the old school Westerns, Young Guns I and II can't compare, but it does deliver a dose of a classic Western film to a "hiper" audience. I think that Young Guns II is a fine sequel and really, I can't decide between which film I liked better. Each are very good and fun. The films are nothing epic, but the fact that it's a film about legendary outlaw Billy The Kid makes it worth watching. Emilio Estevez (who's career pretty much went no where) is a well suited actor to play Billy The Kid and he reprises his role here, and he delivers another great comical, eccentric performance. Young Guns II is a revamped Western film that gives the genre new blood. Along with Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven, Young Guns II can be considered a lifeline for a somewhat dying genre of cinema. Also in a way, i'd see both films in the Young Guns series as a bridge from the old spaghetti Westerns to the more recent Westerns Such as Unforgiven, The Quick And The Dead and the remake of True Grit. Without Young Guns I and II, I'm sure the genre would've died long ago.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Close to the first, not quite as good due to the fact they try and make it to silly here and there, silly wanna be funny moments that dont work. The soundtrack is better and the action looks better. The cast is still great but its just alittle too over the top. It all looks like the Bon Jovi music video, the ending is also abit stupid, but the final gunfight though short lived is pretty cool.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

excellant not as good as the first but is very close behind it excellant

Film Crazy

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