Parents' Guide to

Outlaw Trail

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Unique take on Western legend has gun violence, bullying.

Movie NR 2007 90 minutes
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For families who enjoy Westerns, Outlaw Trail is an unorthodox take on a legend that is worth checking out. It's equal parts Western-style shoot-em-up and 1950s coming-of-age movie a la Stand by Me. The premise of the film is unusual and a bit questionable -- Butch Cassidy didn't die in Bolivia and made it back to the United States and left a cache of gold and a treasure map on a belt buckle -- but against all odds and a limited film budget, the cast and crew somehow make this work.

The acting is above average across the board, and the action -- as absurd as it can be sometimes -- doesn't leave room for any dull moments. Parents and families wary of gun violence may want to avoid this one -- and scenes where a teen boy is shot at point-blank range but somehow only manages to get grazed in the arm (an injury that's treated by using a boy scout scarf as a tourniquet) might test the credulity of some.

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