The Outsiders
The Outsiders (1983)

Teen rivalry in a small Southern town sets the stage for this dramatic interpretation of the novel by S.E. Hinton. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, The Outsiders tells the story of the ongoing conflict between the Greasers and the Socs in… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 30, 1999
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Because it falls in with the undulating rhythm of the life of its heroes, for whom a fatal fight and a quiet night have almost equal importance, the picture never manages to reach the peaks of satisfying Hollywood melodrama.

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Time Out

Lightly likeable.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

A satisfying example of the artist-as-talented-hack.

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Variety Staff
Variety

Well acted and crafted but highly conventional.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

A deeply strange film that gives '60s hoodlums the personalities of Care Bears and places them under constant attack from preppies in pastel sweaters.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Ultimately, "The Outsiders" feels like two movies awkwardly thrown together - one a tough-acting antiseptic to the sanitized-suburbia Spielberg fantasies that ruled the era's box office, the other a besotted valentine to widescreen epics of old.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The film is unremitting in its morbid sentimentality, running its teenage characters through a masochistic gamut of beatings, killings, burnings, and suicides.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

[Coppola's] revisions to the film, which include a new, improved soundtrack, invest it with grandeur worthy of both its characters and his own ambitions.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

Francis Ford Coppola's cheesy, overblown adaptation of S.E. Hinton's wonderful novel captures none of the book's gritty magic.

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"One of my favorite films and books of all time. The book is one of the reasons I fell in love with reading. I remember watching this in class and… More
Bob O'Reilly
Notable for its, then unknown, cast of movie stars--Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Diane Lane and (golly) Tom Cruise--The Outsiders must… More
Mark Walker
After "One From The Heart" in 1982 and his subsequent bankruptcy following that film's spiralling production costs, director Francis Ford Coppola… More
erika bruhns
The outsiders are about 2 gangs one that is from poor side of town and one from rich part of town. The rich gang went after pony boy and Johnny because they… More
Alex roy
The Outsiders directed by Francis Ford Coppola is a very well done adaptation of S.E Hinton's classic novel, The Outsiders. Francis Ford Coppola brings… More
Jennifer Xu
If there was ever a way to make an awful book an even more awful movie, Francis Ford Coppola has done just that. What the hell was that cheesy Gone With the… More

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