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Texas Rangers (2001)

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Critic Consensus: As far as westerns go, Texas Rangers is strictly mediocre stuff.

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The true story of the formation of the Texas Rangers provides the backdrop for this youth-oriented Western. In 1875, after the Civil War, Leander McNelly (Dylan McDermott) organizes the Texas Rangers to battle the outlaws terrorizing Texas, notably crime kingpin John King Fisher (Alfred Molina). With a team of experienced gunmen (Robert Patrick and Randy Travis) and enthusiastic but green recruits (James Van Der Beek, Usher Raymond, and Ashton Kutcher), McNelly and his Rangers bring law and order to the wild Texas plains; McNelly must also keep order among his charges when two rangers fall in love with the same woman, Caroline Dukes (Rachael Leigh Cook). Tom Skerritt and Vincent Spano are also featured in the supporting cast; the screenplay, adapted from a script by John Milius, was at one time set to be filmed by Sam Peckinpah, shortly before the legendary Western director's death in 1984.

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Cast

Usher Raymond
as Randolph
Matt Keeslar
as Suh Suh Sam
Marion Leonard
as Jesus Sandoval
Kate Newby
as Henrietta
Bob Bancroft
as Auctioneer
Stephen Bridgewater
as Older Ranger
Jordan Brower
as Jake Dunnison
Anthony Crivello
as Ringmaster
Steve Chambers
as Ranger/Outlaw
David Gibson McLean
as Ranger/Outlaw
Oded Fehr
as Pete Marsele
Troy M. Gilbert
as Ranger/Outlaw
Breon Gorman
as Mrs. Dunnison
Eric Johnson
as Rollins
Matthew Kennedy
as Ranch Hand Steve
Brad Loree
as Outlaw No. 3
Jack Lilley
as Ranger/Outlaw
Brian Martell
as Jean-Pierre Marsele
Robert Miller
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gordon Michaels
as Mariachi Guard
Fred Perron
as Ranger/Outlaw
Paul Rutledge
as Ranger/Outlaw
Michael Watson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Robert Patrick
as Sgt. Armstrong
William Prael
as Cale Dukes
Jim Dunn
as Ranger/Outlaw
Joe Renteria
as General Cortinass
A. Alexandra Sanford
as Fischer's Prostitute
Robbie Dunn
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tom Elliott
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jim Shield
as Baldbum
Joe Spano
as Mr. Dunnison
Norman L. Howell
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jesse G. Thompson
as Purdy Dukes
Tony Morelli
as Ranger/Outlaw
Richard Pierce
as Ranger/Outlaw
Chad Sayne
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gary Lauder
as Ranger/Outlaw
Shane Kessler
as Ranger/Outlaw
Rick Martine
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jamie Jones
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jody McDonald
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tim R. McClean
as Ranger/Outlaw
Danny Rogers
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jason Marshall
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tony Smith
as Ranger/Outlaw
David Keeley
as Ranger/Outlaw
David Leader
as Ranger/Outlaw
Matthew G. Taylor
as Ranger/Outlaw
Lincoln Lageson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tim Trella
as Ranger/Outlaw
Mark Norby
as Ranger/Outlaw
Roger Lewis
as Ranger/Outlaw
Lowell Johnston
as Ranger/Outlaw
Michael Runyard
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gareth Williams
as Vigilante Vic
Tim Friesen
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jason Matlock
as Ranger/Outlaw
Kristine Johnson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Billy Laye
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dave McKeown
as Ranger/Outlaw
Richard Spence
as Ranger/Outlaw
Terrance Leigh
as Ranger/Outlaw
Daryl MacKinnon
as Ranger/Outlaw
Catherine Sutherland
as Ranger/Outlaw
Joe Maier
as Ranger/Outlaw
Rick Parker
as Ranger/Outlaw
Brian Brown
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gerald Paetz
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dean Louis
as Ranger/Outlaw
Christian Clarke
as Ranger/Outlaw
Casey Ingram
as Ranger/Outlaw
Kanin J. Howell
as Ranger/Outlaw
Ben Gauthier
as Ranger/Outlaw
Scott Kesler
as Ranger/Outlaw
Greg Schlosser
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gaston Howard
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jim Cooper
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dave Alexander
as Ranger/Outlaw
Conor MacLean
as Ranger/Outlaw
Victor Amado
as Ranger/Outlaw
Nolan Pharis
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jamie Payton
as Ranger/Outlaw
James Baker
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jason Nelson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Darren Prescott
as Ranger/Outlaw
Ryan Barron
as Ranger/Outlaw
Bob Moore
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dwight Beard
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dennis Hambling
as Ranger/Outlaw
Christopher Bews
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dusty Bews
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tom Glass
as Ranger/Outlaw
Errol Cerpa Gomez
as Ranger/Outlaw
Peter J. Bews
as Ranger/Outlaw
Todd Guest
as Ranger/Outlaw
Greg Blades
as Ranger/Outlaw
Ernie Prossen
as Ranger/Outlaw
Don Bland
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jim Orava
as Ranger/Outlaw
Roy Braybrook
as Ranger/Outlaw
Allen Bruised Head
as Ranger/Outlaw
Shawn Orr
as Ranger/Outlaw
Marcos G. Malvaez
as Ranger/Outlaw
Wright Bruised Head
as Ranger/Outlaw
Wade Pearson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Eric Bryson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Bob House
as Ranger/Outlaw
Reno Hoe
as Ranger/Outlaw
Neal Campbell
as Ranger/Outlaw
Kevin Nicholson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Riel Campbell
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dave Hospes
as Ranger/Outlaw
Willie Campbell
as Ranger/Outlaw
Stuart Cannon
as Ranger/Outlaw
Juddson Linn
as Ranger/Outlaw
Shane Pollitt
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jacob Chambers
as Ranger/Outlaw
Lauro Chartrand
as Ranger/Outlaw
Bruce Pierson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Scott Nicholson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Marty Chief Calf
as Ranger/Outlaw
Todd W. Nobles
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gord Colliar
as Ranger/Outlaw
Peter Hilton
as Ranger/Outlaw
Vinny Crowchild
as Ranger/Outlaw
Patrick Reber
as Ranger/Outlaw
Ken Zilka
as Ranger/Outlaw
Andrew Simpson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Darrell Davis
as Ranger/Outlaw
Alexandra Deniro
as Ranger/Outlaw
Marty Webber
as Ranger/Outlaw
Duane Dickinson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Gerry Therrien
as Ranger/Outlaw
Clinton Timmons
as Ranger/Outlaw
Mike Duthie
as Ranger/Outlaw
Joel Edey
as Ranger/Outlaw
John B. Gillis
as Ranger/Outlaw
Mike Splatt
as Ranger/Outlaw
Tim Edwards
as Ranger/Outlaw
Phil Watson
as Ranger/Outlaw
John Wigley
as Ranger/Outlaw
Dan Spaethe
as Ranger/Outlaw
Scott Emerson
as Ranger/Outlaw
Darren M. McKenzie
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jim Finkbeiner
as Ranger/Outlaw
Randy Hambling
as Ranger/Outlaw
Wanda Ferraton
as Ranger/Outlaw
Jesse Thomson
as Ranger/Outlaw
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Critic Reviews for Texas Rangers

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

Large cast is uniformly fine with tongue-twisting, pulpy dialogue, though pic presents only brief flashes of what look to be fully realized characterizations jettisoned at some point during production or post.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

A documentary on baseball's Texas Rangers and their last-place season would have been more interesting.

March 7, 2007
Associated Press
Top Critic

As dull as its title.

Full Review… | May 10, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

The end result may not be a full-blown disaster, but it comes close.

December 6, 2001
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

This is one bland and cheesy Tex-Mex burrito of a movie.

Full Review… | December 6, 2001
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Wish it had a few other things, you know, like an adult sensibility, a closer allegiance to the truth, and maybe a little concern for how the English of 1875 was spoken.

December 5, 2001
Washington Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Texas Rangers

other than ashton kutcher a pretty damn good flick. even though his name was removed John Milius' dialog is quite strong here and is a big plus to the lightweight plot.

Josh King
Josh King

Watched this in Spanish class the other day. We watch movies every Friday in that class, and a fellow student brings it to us to watch. What a horrible film. Everyone in class was like "LOOK! It's badass!" The teacher & I were the only ones who realized what a piece of garbage it was. Horrible acting, boring action scenes, and a derivative plot. Way too cheesy. Terrible.

Kevin Barton
Kevin Barton

When I seen 'Dawson' from Dawson's Creek & Ashton Kutcher in a western I thought there was no way that this would be good. Not that I don't enjoy both of those guys and think they are good actors but it was hard for me to believe they could pull roles in a western movie and be convincing - I'll say they proved me wrong. The greatest reasons for this being a great movie is the fact that while it still has Hollywood's glamour and gun slinging style that the west is always presented in it was 'Dawson' and Kutcher that gave the film a breath of 'real life' beyond the typical Hollywood edge. With both of best worlds, the guys didn't destroy the movie of western vibe, but they created it and more. I was convinced and truly felt like this was a realistic setting and that's something that I haven't really felt in a western since movies like 'Lonesome Dove' and 'Comanche Moon'. The movie thanks to Kutcher had some pretty funny parts adding a untraditional humor this genre of movie. Along with some laughter, insane action, sadness, and happiness the movie does a great job at hitting viewers emotions on every level. In my opinion, it was under rated, and is a good 5! (That could because I am biased for modern western movies) but I truly enjoyed it. I'd recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good western, especially, if you have any southern or Texas heritage as it will boost it all that much more for you.

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