Young Guns Synopsis
A Briton hires Billy the Kid's (Emilio Estevez) gang to guard his ranch.
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The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
Young Guns is best watched in the playful, none-too-serious spirit in which it was made. Though the film concentrates reverentially on its...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The movie blows through the Brat Pack smoke screen - it is superior to Colors in that regard - to reveal the troubled, lonely and sometimes...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

Considering how tidy and self-aware most such Hollywood projects are, any movie that can give Phillips' Mexican-Indian a monologue in which...
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Michael Wilmington
To say Young Guns is one of the best big Westerns of the '80s doesn't mean much: Westerns have been almost moribund since 1976. But it does...
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63

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Young Guns is really a modern action movie in the revenge mode, disguised as a western. But with all its faults, it more or less works....
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63

USA Today

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The surprisingly entertaining Young Guns isn't really so young. The cast is uniformly convincing, especially Estevez as a deranged Billy...
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50

TV Guide

YOUNG GUNS is simply not a very good movie--western or otherwise. Fusco's script provides little character development and muddies the...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
Billy's burning, self-destructive energy is about all Young Guns has going for it-the suicidal kicks James Dean found in chickie races are...
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50

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Fusco's script undercuts whatever freshness it may have brought to its view of Billy the Kid with a steady stream of howlers, most of which...
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40

Empire

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

By melodydenise
Funny and great action...

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Rated R