Young Guns
Young Guns (1988)

In this Western based loosely on actual events and people, Emilio Estevez stars as William H. Bonney (aka Billy the Kid). Sought for a petty crime in Lincoln County, Billy is taken in by John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a British ranch owner… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

They behave as if our adoration were their birthright.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

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.

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Time Out

Little more than a flawed romp, but energetic and enjoyable, with sterling performances from Sutherland and Estevez.

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Steve Crum

OK rehash of Old West villains, this time teaming them up in their early days.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A cool Western for Gen X.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Young Guns is best watched in the playful, none-too-serious spirit in which it was made.

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Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine

Good idea to cast the brat pack in a Western but this was badly realised and altogether a bit flat.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Far better western than the brat pack deserved

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
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20/06/2012 (DVD)
Alex roy
By the Mid 70's, it seemed that the Western genre was suffering. The great epics that Sergio Leone had conjured up had come and gone, and it all seemed… More
Aj V
Although the stars are nice to look at, the story, characters, and plot aren't all that interesting. It's the typical western, and I really… More
Phil Hubbs
Brilliant 80's shoot em up based on the story of Billy the Kid (very loosely). the cast is the classic 'bratpack' line up and actually suits the… More
Conner Rainwater
I'll admit that Young Guns isn't all that great of a movie, but sometimes it's just nice to hear six reasons why the west was wild. It's… More
Mike S
Decent western, but nothing special. It could certainly have done without all the cheesy 80's rock music, because to me it just felt really off and out of… More