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Young Guns (1988) Movie Information

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Young Guns (1988)
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Overall Rank:

2256

Avg. Rating:

2.77/4

# of Ratings:

219

Genres:

Western, Action

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/12/1988

Director:

Christopher Cain

Actors:

Emilio Estevez
Kiefer Sutherland
Lou Diamond Phillips
Charlie Sheen
Dermot Mulroney
Casey Siemaszko

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Follows the life of Billy the Kid and his gang of outlaws. -- sapien

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Snoogans 11/12/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

From the filmmaking, to the casting, and even the soundtrack, this feels like an authentic 80's film rather than a true western. 'Young Guns' is more of a showcase for the then young stars to strut their stuff and provide ample action. Though, that's not necessarily bad. It's still plenty enjoyable for those reasons. I just wish it had a little more to offer.

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Yojimbo 10/29/2012 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

Yet another interchangeable and lame brat pack movie in which they swap high school for the old west. Cliched and trite, it's a bit like watching an extended 80s music video. Dumb.

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mitchellyoung 12/29/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3.5/4 

Yet another corny byproduct of the 80's that is actually a ton of fun to watch. Yes, the use of modern music in a Western is weird. Yes, some of the lines and acting are laughably bad. But, in trying to make a buddy action comedy that just so happens to be set in the Old West, the filmmakers mostly succeed.

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dukeakasmudge 09/17/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

The only Western I can watch over & over without getting sick of it

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sapien 09/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

Young Guns is one of the best bad movies that Hollywood has ever produced.

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03/07/2015 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

One of the staple viewings of AMC channel's programming, this violent "Brat Pack" western is about Billy the Kid's gang of social outcasts turned outlaws as they reap vengeance on the Old West.
The attention to detail with the costumes and set design is impressive. Supposedly, it follows the historical account closely of WHAT happened but the question of WHY it happened remains dubious. I sincerely doubt the protagonists were as noble as portrayed here but hey it's simply aiming to be a 'shoot-em-up' adventure with Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Lou Diamond Philips, and Kiefer Sutherland playing pistol-packing cowboys with the maturity of fratboys.
It mostly does a good job at that but the pacing and editing are both terrible. Characters come and go;there are too many of them as it i...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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