The Newton Boys Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10541

Average Rating: 2.4/4

# of Ratings: 26

Theatrical Release Date: 03/27/1998

Language: English

Genre: Action, Crime

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Richard Linklater

Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Gail Cronauer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Julianna Margulies

Plot: The Newton family is poor, just getting by on the family farm when the eldest child, Willis, realizes that there is no future for them in agriculture and instead turns to crime. The bank-robbing brothers become quite famous, culminating in one of the most daring train robberies in history. -- Chris Kavan

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2.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/18/2019

Slim and underwhelming, especially for a movie about a notorious gang of train and bank robbers.

Rating of
2/4

Indyfreak - wrote on 06/14/2018

The Newton Boys has an amiable cast of well known actors right as they were becoming big name stars. We got Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich, and Vincent D'onofrio playing a foursome of brothers who robbed banks in the 1920s. Based off a true story, the Newton brothers became the most successful bank robbers in American history; all four actually surviving their criminal career and only serving jail time. Spoilers sorry. It's too bad the movie isn't more memorable or daring with its characters' true life exploits. It's harmless but gangster movies should have more teeth to them.

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