The Outsiders Synopsis
The Socs oppose the Greasers (Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Ralph Macchio) in 1960s Oklahoma.
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75

Boston Globe

The director gives us a small, sincere and nearly perfectly realized film about adolescence in Oklahoma, aptly entitled The Outsiders. [24...
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TV Guide

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The charismatic Dillon is a believable delinquent and gets solid support from a cast that went on to populate some of the better youth...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Francis Coppola's revision of his 1983 film of S.E. Hinton's best seller The Outsiders is funny, touching and revelatory, with twenty-two...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Coppola's teenagers seem trapped inside too many layers of storytelling.
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60

Variety

Francis Coppola has made a well acted and crafted but highly conventional film out of S.E. Hinton's popular youth novel, The Outsiders.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
This is an honestly moving, ungainly film. [25 Mar 1983]
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30

Time

By Richard Corliss
Alas, The Outsiders is not quite a good one. Because it falls in with the undulating rhythm of the life of its heroes, for whom a fatal...
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25

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
As a movie, it's mediocre.
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The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
It is spectacularly out of touch, a laughably earnest attempt to impose heroic attitudes on some nice, small characters purloined from a...
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Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Francis Ford Coppola's gang film is as moony about death as "One From the Heart" was over romance; the film is unremitting in its morbid...
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78 out of 100 Totally entertaining....

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By yazz1112
This movie is one of the best movies ever.Francis ford Coppola has done an amazing job at bringing the book to life....

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Best movie ever !!!!

By seechey
Love this movie so much! Stays close to the book for the most part. If you want something closer to the book watch The Complete Novel edition. Love this movie so much! Stays close to the book for the...

Not Bad , Very Good

By mannysolis11
I like the way this game an imagination how greasears were...

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Coppola's take on S.E. Hinton's classic. Teens+.
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