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Young Guns Reviews

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Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
OK rehash of Old West villains, this time teaming them up in their early days.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
February 4, 2008
Good idea to cast the brat pack in a Western but this was badly realised and altogether a bit flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 4, 2008
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.

TV Guide
February 4, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 4, 2007
A cool Western for Gen X.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Little more than a flawed romp, but energetic and enjoyable, with sterling performances from Sutherland and Estevez.
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
March 24, 2005
Far better western than the brat pack deserved
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 27, 2004
The film doesn't go far in reviving the Western film genre.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Young Guns is best watched in the playful, none-too-serious spirit in which it was made.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
April 18, 2003
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
April 16, 2003
Fails to either humanize Billy the Kid or justify his lore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 13, 2003
Stupid but star-studded western
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
One of the best westerns ever made
| Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 21, 2001
This is a very brown movie: leather, planks of wood, dirt, dust, horses, and the tenor of the performances.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
They behave as if our adoration were their birthright.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 7, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 30, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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