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I am a big fan of both films, so my reviews would be a little on the bias side so let's take a look at some of the other reviews around the net for the films.

Young Guns II ("I'll make you famous," Billy's smiling promise of immortality to the people he waves his gun at, has become a joke rather than a threat. And he says it so often that it loses all its shock value. Westerns have become so rare that it seems almost churlish to look this gift horse opera in the mouth. But it's never really satisfying as a revisionist look at a legend, or as an old-fashioned, good-looking outdoor adventure, or as a vehicle for young talent. For all its fleeting good moments, it's never much more than a marketing device. (more)....

In "Young  Guns II, (Roger Ebert) " I didn't even feel those Freudian scars; the bad guys in this movie are simply misunderstood, or took a wrong turn, or might benefit from counseling. There is no sense that they are desperate for a reason, that they like committing crimes, that they reject society for any better reason than that it rejects them. There's a lot of bold string music in the film, wide-open-spaces compositions, and a lot of horses and dust and gunfire, and even the obligatory shot where the hero gets a bath from the prostitute who understands him, but there isn't really a Western here. There are moments when the actors themselves seem to be on to something, but the screenplay doesn't give them the material to let us know what it is. The old-timer narrates the film from time to time, in a wheezy, ancient voice, recalling dim events from far ago. The events themselves have about as much energy. (more...)


Young Guns

efilmcritic, DVD 1138, Washington Post

Young Guns II,, rolling stone