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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
At least hits a certain adrenaline level, and the stunts have panache. If you crave the ''Young Guns'' approach to the Old West, here it is...
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
The best work comes from Timothy Dalton as the grizzled, Scots-accented head of the Pinkertons.
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50

Baltimore Sun

By Chris Kaltenbach
It's a sad day for film lovers when the best thing that can be said about a Western is that it's pleasant.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
A weak whinny of a horse opera tailor-made for those who can't quite locate "Young Guns" or "The Long Riders" in their video store.
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38

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Repackage clichés and stereotypes with attractive young performers in a simple-minded script that panders to the teen audience.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

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Bogusly wholesome six-gun dud.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
As a western, American Outlaws is an utter failure. As the basis of a "Mad TV" parody, it is an unintentional hoot.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Dalton, using a Scottish brogue coarse enough to take his tongue with it, is hootably bad, and Kathy Bates, playing Ma James, is pure ham.
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
For years there have been reports of the death of the Western. Now comes American Outlaws, proof that even the B Western is dead.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Wesley Morris
This plot leaves ample room for viewers to sweat the small stuff, like whether Trevor Nunn's score is more Marines ad or deodorant...
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Rated PG-13 | For western violence