'Young Guns' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   3 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   26 reviews
  • Janet Maslin New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    Young Guns is best watched in the playful, none-too-serious spirit in which it was made.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Hal Hinson Washington Post (Top Critic)
    They behave as if our adoration were their birthright.
    Full Review » 15 years ago
  • Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Variety (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com
    60
    OK rehash of Old West villains, this time teaming them up in their early days.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Ian Nathan Empire Magazine
    40
    Good idea to cast the brat pack in a Western but this was badly realised and altogether a bit flat.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • TV Guide's Movie Guide
    50
    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.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid
    75
    A cool Western for Gen X.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Time Out
    Little more than a flawed romp, but energetic and enjoyable, with sterling performances from Sutherland and Estevez.
    Full Review » 8 years ago
  • JoBlo JoBlo's Movie Emporium
    60
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Chuck O'Leary Fantastica Daily
    40
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com
    20
    Full Review » 9 years ago
  • Alex Sandell Juicy Cerebellum
    60
    Far better western than the brat pack deserved
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Greg Maki Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
    60
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    20
    The film doesn't go far in reviving the Western film genre.
    Full Review » 10 years ago
  • Thomas Delapa Boulder Weekly
    20
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ryan Cracknell Movie Views
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jules Brenner Cinema Signals
    40
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jeremiah Kipp Filmcritic.com
    30
    There are side pleasures to be found in going back and reliving the bad parts of the '80s. A rental of Young Guns lets us know that at least we're out of Reaganomics and the movies it spawned.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Bill Chambers Film Freak Central
    38
    Fails to either humanize Billy the Kid or justify his lore.
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Shannon J. Harvey Sunday Times (Australia)
    60
    Stupid but star-studded western
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Clint Morris Moviehole
    80
    One of the best westerns ever made
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Philip Martin Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    40
    Full Review » 12 years ago
  • Scott Weinberg eFilmCritic.com
    60
    Full Review » 12 years ago