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American Outlaws Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 16, 2013
Let's cast a lot of cute boys as the James/Younger gang. In between hold-ups, they can bicker about who's the cutest and, oh yeah, they can take their shirts off a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Silly western revisits Jesse James.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
December 18, 2003
Never mind that it's already been done before and better; it's never been done this pretty.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
October 16, 2002
For the most part it's First Knight Way Out West all the way.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Setting new standards in historical inaccuracy.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 26, 2002
At its best, American Outlaws is absurd; at its worst, it's tedious and laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
December 30, 2001
Marks the second time that O'Quinn has been in Young Guns and Dalton in The Rocketeer, leading me to conclude that I've wasted too much of my life watching terrible movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jamie Russell
December 17, 2001
The kind of film that will have you throwing your popcorn at the screen in disgust.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
December 9, 2001
A film that can best be described as the "dumb version" of Young Guns 2, American Outlaws ranks among the year's most entertainingly insipid movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
December 4, 2001
Instead of treating it as a serious work of art, one should look at AMERICAN OUTLAWS as an old-fashioned B Western and one won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Shay Casey
Film Written Magazine
September 9, 2001
Generally goofy fun - whether that kind of "fun" was intentional or not.
Full Review | Original Score: capsule
August 31, 2001
The boys are buff, puppyish and impeccably barbered, ridin' and robbin' and shootin' with the frisky glee of youngsters blowing off some steam.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
August 31, 2001
A big yawn that only reminds us why movie westerns are six feet under and not likely to make a comeback.
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
August 27, 2001
In terms of plot, character development, acting, directing -- heck, even production design -- there is absolutely nothing of interest or value.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
August 22, 2001
The bizarre result of another in a long line of westerns tailored for rising actors, who no one really takes seriously in such projects.
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
August 21, 2001
The movie's presumption of ignorance on the audience's part is monumental.
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
August 21, 2001
[Farrell's] Jesse James is such a petulant lightweight that you wonder how he leads his horse to water, much less his fellow outlaws to bank robberies.
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Entertainment Weekly
August 20, 2001
The blandification of the puppy-stud Western reaches its nadir.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 20, 2001
It has enough cute cowboys, shoot-outs, and romance to remind us how much we've missed seeing westerns.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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