Overall Rank: 2513
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 221
Theatrical Release Date: 08/12/1988
Genre: Western, Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Christopher Cain
Actors: Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney, Casey Siemaszko
Plot: Follows the life of Billy the Kid and his gang of outlaws. -- sapien
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Ian - wrote on 12/15/2020
The best Western I've ever seen. Its got the mud, the dirt, the slurs, the drunkenness, the realism to the point where I feel like I am watching a historical documentary. A young trouble maker kills a man in a fight and is taken in by an elderly rancher and his gang of cattle hands. After a long standing fued turns deadly they find themselves hunted by a posse.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/12/2013
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.
Yojimbo - wrote on 10/29/2012
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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Indyfreak - wrote on 03/07/2015
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 …
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