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  • Summary: When a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt inWhen a Midwest town learns that a corrupt railroad baron has captured the deeds to their homesteads without their knowledge, a group of young ranchers join forces to take back what is rightfully theirs. In the course of their vendetta, they will become the object of the biggest manhunt in the history of the Old West and, as their fame grows, so will the legend of their leader, a young outlaw by the name of Jesse James. (Warner Bros.) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 17 out of 26
  1. It's a handsome and skillful retelling of a legend that imaginatively draws on conventions of both the western and the gangster movie to create an energetic yet thoughtful contemporary action-adventure.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    63
    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 again.
  3. 50
    While movies like "The Long Riders" (1980) and "The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid" (1972) aim to be serious considerations of the outlaws' lives and legends, this picture just wants to have fun.
  4. As a western, American Outlaws is an utter failure. As the basis of a "Mad TV" parody, it is an unintentional hoot.
  5. 25
    For years there have been reports of the death of the Western. Now comes American Outlaws, proof that even the B Western is dead.
  6. 20
    Instead of true grit and gutshot black-hatters, director Les Mayfield has crafted what may well be the world's first Tommy Hilfiger Western.
  7. There's no escaping the hackneyed plot or Mayfield's conventional hand. So don't go.

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  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
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  3. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. DieClown
    Jan 31, 2006
    10
    for being a newer remake of jesse james i thought it was great, I like the more up beat action than the old western spin they could have done for being a newer remake of jesse james i thought it was great, I like the more up beat action than the old western spin they could have done like tombstone. But i liked tombstone too, overall it was a great movie and i own it. Expand

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