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Young Guns

6.81 h 46 min1988X-RayR
Western adventure, based on a true story, about six young men hired to guard an Englishman's ranch against a mob in 1870s New Mexico.
Christopher Cain
Terry O'quinnSharon ThomasAlice Carter
English [CC]
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Tom CallawayPatrick WayneEmilio EstevezKiefer SutherlandLou Diamond PhillipsCharlie SheenDermot MulroneyCasey SiemaszkoTerence StampJack PalanceTerry O'QuinnSharon ThomasGeoffrey BlakeAlice CarterBrian KeithTom CallawayPatrick Wayne
Joe RothChristopher CainJames G. Robinson
R (Restricted)
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4.8 out of 5 stars

3484 global ratings

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  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
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Lone RiderReviewed in the United States on February 22, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
It's not a bad movie. I enjoyed watching it
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I didn't watch this until 30 years after its release. (Dang I'm getting old.) I never realized it was about Billy the Kid. Having become an adult who is fascinated with The Kid and realizing what this movie was about, I had to buy it. It's not a bad movie. I enjoyed watching it, but be warned: if you're well-educated on The Kid, this movie will probably have you saying,"that didn't happen!" to the annoyance of anyone watching the film with you. That's how it went with me. It's a highly abbreviated, watered-down version of Kid's story that draws a little too much from the sensationalist dime novels of the past than from the historical accuracy of the present understanding of his life and times. It's still a decent western.
16 people found this helpful
T.C.Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this movie
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Did you see the size of that chicken?
28 people found this helpful
Brent FremmingReviewed in the United States on March 24, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Title not available in ANY HD streaming format, on any service (VUDU, Flixster, Amazon). A true must have.
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Young Guns is a quintessential late-80s early 90s film, with all you favorite post-teen stars. Incredibly, this title is not offered on ANY HD streaming format, meaning this is the ONLY medium for viewing Young Guns in HD.
24 people found this helpful
Leo HottReviewed in the United States on August 18, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great Fun!!!
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No this movie is not historically accurate even when you add in the sequel " Young guns 2" while coming closer it still doesn't stick to historical accuracy. That being said both movies together cover the " Billy the Kid " mythos quite well & are a lot of fun to watch. As I stated before Young Guns & its sequel are not 100% historically accurate they do touch on a lot of elements that were true to history. As with any " Folk Hero" time has a way of obfuscating the facts, forever blurring them & making it almost impossible to tell the story 100% accurately. Just like Napoleon said " The Winners write history." This tends to leave a lot of wiggle room for Folk hero's like William Wallace, Ned Kelly & of course Billy the Kid when their story's get told. History aside this is a thrill ride of a movie & any hard core western fan would be happy to add this & its sequel to their collections.
13 people found this helpful
SlateReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Must Own!
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How in the world did I miss YoungGuns all these years? I’ve known about the film but never had an interest in seeing it until recently. I’d have to say this is one of the best westerns I’ve ever seen. Once a 4k is available, I’ll be upgrading without hesitation.
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Shaun AnthonyReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
I love this movie, but don't buy this version
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I'll say it again: I love this movie, but don't buy this version. This Blu-ray is not really 1080p. I mean, it technically is, but the source from which it was copied cannot possibly be 1080p. This is a lower resolution video that has been upscaled to 1080p rather than encoded in 1080p from a film source. The result is a low resolution product where the details are blown up and smeared across a field with a higher resolution.

Pay a few extra dollars for a version encoded from a high-quality source, rather than this version, which can at best be described as a 480p (maybe 720p?) DVD encoding stretched to fit into a 1080p box.
dansw4Reviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love Young Guns
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I got both Young Guns 1 and 2 blu ray. Some reviews seemed to suggest the first movie had crappy video quality so I was expecting it to be a bit grainy on my 70 inch screen TV but it looked fine to me. Not sure if my TV or PS 4 has some sort of upscale technology that makes my experience differ from others. I mean it wasn't as sharp as more modern movies filmed with HD cameras but I still thought it looked fine.

As for the movies themselves I felt like Emilio Estevez did a great portrayal of Billy the kid. Enough moments of laughs and action to entertain most casual fans of the Wild West genre of movies.
Insanity C.Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Subtitles Inaccurate. DVD Version Better
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The subtitles often miss words or entire sentences, or have the wrong word written in some places, and the picture quality doesn't seem any better than the dvd version, just brighter in some places. There are a couple of scenes that are awkwardly cropped/stretched, likely to hide mistakes in the original, but it just looks weird. Might watch this version once more for the commentary/trivia playthrough, but unless that's something necessary to you, the DVD version is better.
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