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Young Guns Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| 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.
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.
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
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
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
September 2, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
They behave as if our adoration were their birthright.
Emanuel Levy
June 27, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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

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
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
September 17, 2002
One of the best westerns ever made
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 4, 2007
A cool Western for Gen X.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
February 21, 2008
OK rehash of Old West villains, this time teaming them up in their early days.
| Original Score: 3/5
Shannon J. Harvey
Sunday Times (Australia)
February 13, 2003
Stupid but star-studded western
| Original Score: 3/5
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March 26, 2009
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