American Outlaws
American Outlaws (2001)

This loosely fact-based oater attempts to mimic the youthful heartthrobs in Western garb formula of Young Guns (1988), as well as the cheeky humor and some plot elements of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). Colin Farrell stars as… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 17, 2001
DVD Release Date: December 4, 2001
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With corny dialogue, revisionist history, anachronistic music, and a generically attractive cast, American Outlaws is a sanitized, teenybopper version of Jesse James.

John Patterson
L.A. Weekly

For the most part it's First Knight Way Out West all the way.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

The movie's presumption of ignorance on the audience's part is monumental.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Let's cast a lot of cute boys as the James/Younger gang. In between hold-ups, they can bicker about who's the cutest and, oh yeah, they can take their shirts off a lot.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

A big yawn that only reminds us why movie westerns are six feet under and not likely to make a comeback.

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Entertainment Weekly

The blandification of the puppy-stud Western reaches its nadir.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Silly western revisits Jesse James.

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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter

The bizarre result of another in a long line of westerns tailored for rising actors, who no one really takes seriously in such projects.

Stephanie Zacharek

Picture 1860s Missouri as Ft. Lauderdale during Spring Break and you've got the idea.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Never mind that it's already been done before and better; it's never been done this pretty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Curtis Lilly
A run of the mill western adventure that was fun but a bit too corny.
danny d
decent flick
Jason Spencer
Pretty good action keeps this one afloat. It's like a young Guns for the new generation but just not as good.
Jeffrey Meyers
American Outlaws is a corny, silly, ill-conceived, and extremely inaccurate depiction of the Jesse James gang. It should not be considered a western, as it… More
Al S
A hip, smart, funny and action-packed adventure. A full-on fun movie ride
Deb S
I wanted to see this movie because Colin Farrell was in it and he doesn't disappoint heating up the screen as a charismatic and mesmerizing Jesse James.… More